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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My examiner was John Mills which only added to the pressure to the recital which was also open to the public, recorded rbitten from memory!! December 16, at In it he revisited two familiar themes — one more recent, the music of the night, and noturnal fromwhen the composer wrote his first set of variations on a theme of John Dowland in Lachrymaefor viola and piano.

Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: But the Cantata misericordium is far too gentle a work to assert, while Nocturnal is very precisely constructed, not in the least vague about its essential processes.

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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. Also written in What other major contemporary pieces do you guys like? It is also, not surprisingly, the most multifaceted, but again the sense of restiveness dominates. Here’s the exact answer to bfitten question. Here the writing is exotic, the unison slides of the Dreaming variation in particular looking forward to later interpretations of Bali, but elsewhere the thoughts are intensely personal, vocal in all but name.


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This perfectly encapsulates the slippage between sleep and death, between rest and disturbance. But it, too, gradually divulges a restless spirit, despite its slow pacing and ethereal character. I think Bream’s second EMI recording sustains a remarkable sense of anticipation and noctkrnal during the passacaglia, moreso than most interpretations I’ve heard.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Reflections on noctrunal song of John Dowland, a work for viola and piano, reset for viola and orchestra inBritten’s final year.

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Julian Bream Edition, Volume 1: Here the spirit of Dowland is most evident in the simpler writing and songful character of the music. The theme, John Dowland’s Come, heavy sleep, emerges in complete form only at the close of the eight variations, with each variation having some distorted feature of the theme or its accompaniment. It’s soundworld is magic and dreamy. It’s difficult to put these feelings in directions.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. There is also that bit of Bream’s Masterclass with this piece on YouTube, which provides additional assistance on a few parts.

I’m also looking at Songs from the Chinese. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. There is very little bluster here, more music of compressed thought, with not a note wasted.


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Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70

Julian Bream is the obvious choice here, either on Sony or EMI, for he has all the tools at his disposal for a strongly coloured account of the Nocturnalas well as having the advantage of knowing what Britten wanted to hear, and having it written for him. We leaveorand we’re back inand the playing should be very simple, almost as though the player is eavesdropping on another player. Spotify Unfortunately none of the versions listed above is available on Spotify, but there is an enjoyable account from Jukka Savijoki that can be heard on this albumwhich includes Ian Partridge singing songs for tenor and guitar.

It was the original theme and the music changes suddenly. Listening to Britten — Lachrymae, Op. Great Masterworks of the Guitar.

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Genre Chamber Music Classical. Bream, did you not give us fingering for the last movement?

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