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. Metamorphoses after Britten are just that: four miniatures, each inspired by one of Benjamin Britten’s Six Metamorphoses after Ovid for solo oboe. Benjamin Britten. Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓.

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The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance. Complete Works with Oboe. Introspection Late Night Partying. 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. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe.

Six Metamorphoses after Ovid.

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

Streams Videos All Posts. Benjamin Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and colleagues, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe.


Oboe – Solo and Accompanied. Related Links Britten Metmaorphoses. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Night Mail The Prince of the Pagodas The Complete Works for Oboe. The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a metamotphoses feast or festival. NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Homage to Paderewski Variations on an Elizabethan Theme British Music for Solo Oboe.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. However rich in tone, it is basically without extensive change in color throughout its two-and-a-half octave range and is generally monophonic.

Britten has titled his Six Metamorphoses After Ovid using names of the some of the legendary figures who appear in the great Roman poet’s work.

Music for Oboe; Music for Piano. Piano Concertorev. Britten turned for inspiration to Ovid, the exiled Roman poet who died in 17 A. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. By restricting himself so thoroughly, the musical processes can remain pure throughout the six movements. The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc.


AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Certainly one might well wonder, upon first encountering the Metamorphoses, why Britten chose an instrument as seemingly limited as the oboe. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Retrieved 2 August The work concludes with a “pleasant and meandering” representation of beauty and flow. This contrasts with the second metamorphosis, a quick and rhythmic representation of the chariot ride of Phaeton, marked vivace ritmico.

After a musical portrayal of Bacchus, Britten moves on to the appropriately reflective tale of Narcissus and finally to the waterlogged cellular variations of Ovid’s Arethusa. Music By Benjamin Britten.

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