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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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. War Requiem film. The piece was inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

The third is slower and is marked piangendoor “crying”. Genre Chamber Music Classical.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. PAN who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved.

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

Introspection Late Night Partying. By virtue of the music being written for a solo instrument, Britten allows the performer licence to be highly expressive. Interlude in A Minor Op.

Retrieved from ” https: Music for Oboe; Music for Piano. Benjamin Britten was an enthusiastic composer of music for his close friends and hritten, including solo works for cello, harp, and oboe. Obviously, the many fermatas and rests that pop up throughout this and the other five movements are not only for the purposes of isolating different musical fragments, but obof designed to keep the performer from passing out.

However rich in tone, it is basically without extensive change in color throughout its two-and-a-half octave range and is generally monophonic. Certainly one might well wonder, upon first encountering the Metamorphoses, why Britten chose an instrument as seemingly limited as the metamorphose. Home News Contacts Copyright.

The next real concert piece after the Metamorphoses would be the Sonata for cello and piano of The characteristics of each God metamorphosrs therefore be fully represented through the performance. Each of the six sections is based on a character from Roman mythology who is briefly described: Views Read Edit View history.


The four-part fourth metamorphosis reflects the atmosphere of a drunken feast or festival.

These six pieces, written in Britten’s later style, brittdn the musical metamorphoses which always fascinated Britten. This contrasts with the second metamorphosis, a quick and rhythmic representation of the chariot ride of Phaeton, marked vivace ritmico. Works for Oboe and Piano.

Jazz Latin New Age. Abstract, non-linear use of pseudo-traditional harmonies such as triads, dominant seventh chords with irregular resolutions, etc. 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. Ovid’s greatest work, Metamorphoses, is a fifteen-volume treatise of the disillusionment of his generation described in terms of the instability of nature.

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NIOBE who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into stone. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. Master of the Oboe: Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Pan, for instance, is written without a time signature.