Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49, by Benjamin Britten, Britten composed this work for solo oboe for the oboist Joy Boughton who premiered the piece. Benjamin Britten. Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. A gap of fifteen years separates the somewhat experimental exuberance of Temporal Variations from the assured mastery of the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.

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The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

The next real concert piece after the Metamorphoses would be the Sonata for cello and piano of Oboe – Solo and Accompanied.

In the same year Britten composed six little pieces for solo oboe, to be performed by Joy Boughton daughter of the composer Rutland Boughton during the Aldeburgh Festival. October Total duration: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved. Britten ‘s only work for solo oboe takes Ovid’s famous literary work by the same name as its starting point.


Master of the Oboe: Works for Oboe and Piano. Home News Contacts Copyright. Please enable JavaScript in metamorphlses browser to use the site fully. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme The sly languor of Pan, the ill-advised daring of Phaeton, the sad immobility of Niobe, the tipsy revelries of Bacchus and his troop of boys, Hritten contemplating his own image, the tumbling fountain of Arethusa—all are caught in a perfectly conceived outdoor music that must have yielded pure enchantment at its first performance over the waters on that June afternoon.

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, op. 49, by Benjamin Britten, 1951.

Genre Chamber Music Classical. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Introspection Late Night Partying. These six pieces, written in Britten’s later style, demonstrate the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten. However rich in tone, it is basically without extensive change in color throughout its britgen octave range and is generally monophonic.

The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”. Obviously, the many fermatas and rests that pop metamorhposes throughout this and the other five movements are not only for the purposes of isolating different musical fragments, but also designed to keep the performer from passing out. Juni in Thorpeness gespielt wurden.


Benjamin Britten ‘s Six Metamorphoses for oboe birtten, Op.

Music for Oboe; Music for Piano. This contrasts with the second metamorphosis, a quick and rhythmic representation of the chariot ride of Phaeton, marked vivace ritmico. mtamorphoses

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Streams Videos All Posts. The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works metamorphosea cello, harp, and oboe.

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Ovid’s greatest work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature.