Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal was composed in by English composer Benjamin Britten and was. Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland. In Britten received a $3, Aspen (Colorado) award given by the Institute of Humanistic Studies to . Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on.
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Benjamin Britten’s " -Nocturnal" – – Classical Guitar
English Music for Solo Guitar. Also written in You get this contortion in the Passacagliaand those tremendous runs, then the whole thing sort of winds down into E major with that little run in the bass, very slow.
Then the lute starts up — the Dowland originaland the colour of the guitar must change. And if you’re going to embark on that piece you shouldn’t have difficulty fingering the Dowland.
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The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement. With thanks to Hyperion. Quite a lot of analysis of the piece from forum member Sanft. Perhaps will be the year that I tackle this magnificent piece! I also played it in a recital in 98 and now will again in March.
I’m also looking at Songs from the Chinese. My examiner was John Mills which only added to the pressure to the recital which was also open to the public, recorded and from memory!! Sexy Trippy All Moods. The fourth movement, “Uneasy,” maintains the nervous, dark mood with ponderous music that lurches ahead at times and stalls at others. This album changed everything.
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Programmatic brittten nature, the Nocturnal after John Dowland brirten reflective, probably of insomnia, ending in the oblivion of the heavy sleep invoked by Dowland. That’s what I say. The middle panel, “March-like,” despite its title, also brims with tension, but Britten adds a touch of humor in the quirky pacing and oafish character of the melodic material.
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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Tonights nocturnao of the pizzicato part in the passacaglia left me with a funny thumb. It must be very, very remote. Here the spirit of Dowland is most evident in the simpler writing and songful character of the music. Introspection Late Night Partying. In it he revisited two familiar themes — one more recent, the music of the night, and one fromwhen the composer wrote his first set of variations on brigten theme of John Dowland in Lachrymaefor viola and piano.
Email required Address never made public. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. As with LachrymaeBritten structured the work so that the variations came first, with the theme itself arriving right at the end as sleep falls. The Blue Guitar; Britten: Home News Contacts Copyright.
Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: I’m not sure I’ll ever play it, but the arrival of the Dowland at the end of the variations is one of my favorite moments in classical guitar music. But it, too, gradually divulges a restless spirit, despite its slow pacing and ethereal character. Such a flood of masterpieces in so short a time has few precedents.
Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The Lion And The Lute: I would love to sit down with Bream himself, and work through it although that may push his patience a bit too far! It’s a visual thing. Listening to Britten — Lachrymae, Op. Reflections on a song of John Dowland, a work for viola and piano, reset for viola and orchestra inBritten’s final year.
Clips of the Nocturnaland the song on which it is based, can be heard below. We leaveorand we’re back inand the playing should be very simple, almost as though the player is eavesdropping on another player.