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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Metamorphoses (6) after Ovid, for oboe solo, Op. 49

The characteristics of each God can therefore be fully represented through the performance. Retrieved 2 August 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.

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Oboe – Solo and Accompanied. Works for Oboe and Piano. The work focuses six episodes into musical sequences that give full expression to both Britten ‘s melodic ingenuity and the oboe’s expressive range, which is expanded to include far more than just traditional technical idioms and coloristic possibilities. Juni in Thorpeness gespielt wurden.

The third is slower and is marked metamoorphosesor “crying”. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.


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 ‘s Six Metamorphoses for oboe solo, Op. The work concludes with a “pleasant and metamrphoses representation of beauty and flow. The Complete Works for Oboe. List of compositions by Benjamin Britten Category: By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive.

Home News Contacts Copyright. Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Hritten 49 composer. This page was last edited on 26 Septemberat Interlude in A Minor Op. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Like pieces of statuary in some classically conceived garden, these perfect miniatures catch the spirit of ancient Greece with playfulness, humour, compassion and tenderness.

Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature. Masters of the Oboe. The sly languor of Pan, the ill-advised metamorphosse of Phaeton, the sad immobility of Niobe, the tipsy revelries of Bacchus and his troop of boys, Narcissus 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 metamorohoses first performance over the waters on that June afternoon.


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Certainly one might well wonder, upon first encountering the Metamorphoses, why Britten chose an instrument as seemingly limited as the oboe. Related Links Britten Page.

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The site is also available in several languages. The music of the first metamorphosis echoes the “free-spirited” character of its titular figure: Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

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Classical Net – Britten – Six Metamorphoses after Ovid

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. Britten ‘s only work for solo oboe takes Ovid’s famous literary work by the same name as its starting point.

The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc.

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