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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One thing that I learned while watching Julian Bream play it, besides the fingerings for the Dowland, is that it is not nine pieces of music, it is one piece of music. Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Henze, Martin and Britten music had more reach than I understood at the time. Quasi una marcia https: This album changed everything. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.

Le Cri de Merlin. Programmatic in nature, the Nocturnal after John Dowland is reflective, probably of insomnia, ending in the oblivion of the heavy sleep invoked by Dowland.

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Dreaming ensues, for once seeming to offer a break from the agitated manner of the previous variants. Related Links Britten Page. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.

It must be very, very remote. But it, too, gradually divulges a restless spirit, despite its slow pacing and ethereal character.

Board index All times are UTC. 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.


Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70

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. The Dowland song Come, heavy sleep was his starting point. Never tire of it. Ichiro Suzuki Guitar Recital. And if you’re going to embark on that piece you shouldn’t have difficulty fingering britren Dowland. It was the original theme and the music changes suddenly.

Great Masterworks of the Guitar. Stephen Marchionda is good, too, part of an interesting disc that includes Songs from the Chinese with Philip Langridge. This site uses brittwn. 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 album nritten, which includes Ian Partridge singing songs for tenor and guitar.

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I am now returning to this piece as we enter which is the centenery of Britten’s birth. Arnold Whittall recognises the difference between the Nocturnal and the work preceding it.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Also written in It’s a visual thing. I remember a recording by Carlos Bonell.

She knew that I was not going to bring it back, so she ordered two. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Genre Chamber Music Classical. I was a rough and tough teenager, but I hated the Beetles, The Stones and anything like them. That said Craig Ogden is extremely good, and the disc of Dowland songs that this account bisects is a really good idea. Listening to Britten — Curlew River, Op. That’s what I say. The Lion And The Lute: When I watch Bream’s video playing of this piece, I decided to quit playing this piece.


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I also played it in a recital in 98 and now will again in March. Britten wrote this work for guitarist Julian Breamwho had received high praise for his collaborations with tenor Peter Pears in the songs of John Dowland. More specifically Britten wanted to focus on the moment between waking and sleeping, and the curious thoughts and noises that occur at this time. After the drama and tumult of the passacaglia this very pure, hyaline presentation of the tune was very affecting. It was such a challenge and took at least a year of constant work.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.

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Pity I don’t have this version anymore. Noccturnal was first performed by its dedicatee, Julian Bream, at the Aldeburgh Festival. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.