Benjamin Britten in the ‘s. What better piece to start us off in this new category than Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin. Check out Benjamin Britten – Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70 – IV. Uneasy ( Classical Guitar) by Mattias von Wachenfeldt on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free. Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland. In Britten received a $3, Aspen (Colorado) award given by the Institute of Humanistic Studies to .

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I write music, now, in Aldeburgh, for people living there, and further afield, indeed for anyone who cares to play it or listen to it.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. We should aim at pleasing people today as seriously as we can, and letting the future look after itself…I do not write for posterity – in any case, the outlook for that benajmin somewhat uncertain. The site is also available in arter languages. Nocturnal after John Dowland consists of nine movements, with a theme taken from Dowland ‘s song, Come heavy sleep, presented in the opening panel, titled “Musingly,” followed by eight variants.

Reflections on a song of John Dowland, a work for viola and piano, reset for viola and orchestra inBritten’s final year. A Verified Reviewer is a shopper who has confirmed an email address, or connected a social network with Yotpo, providing an added level of transparency and trust. The Editing The quality of paper stock and print clarity is top notch and very easy to read.


In his published response to this award, Britten said he believed in “occasional music …Almost every piece I have ever written has been composed with a certain occasion in mind, and usually for definite performers. Track 13 on CDA [1’38].

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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. Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70 composer.

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Track 12 on CDA [1’28]. The seventh movement, “Gently rocking,” brims with energy in descending repeating notes that britte nervously in search of something. You are connected afted. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Best place for anything guitar.

The Infinite Fabric of Dreams. Track 10 on CDA [0’43]. This is a terrific value for such an important work. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement. This piece will present an enjoyable challenge to the advancing classical guitarist.

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Come, heavy Sleep inspira Britten. We value your input. The definite performer Britten had in mind for the Nocturnal after John Dowland was lutenist and guitarist Julian Bream and the occasion was the Aldeburgh Festival of the same year Britten received the Aspen awardfor which Britten wanted to compose a big piece for Bream to perform. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition.


The two succeeding panels, brjtten “Very agitated” and “Restless,” respectively, are lively and tense, with the latter less energetic, less driven, but more ominous and threatening. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Track 11 on CDA [1’37]. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Britten had previously used music by Dowland, whom he greatly admired, in Lachrymae: Related Links Britten Page. Programmatic in nature, the Nocturnal after John Dowland is reflective, probably of insomnia, ending in the oblivion of the heavy sleep invoked by Dowland.

Track 9 on CDA [2’10]. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Le Cri de Merlin. Drinking Hanging Out In Love.

See what people are saying about. English Music for Solo Guitar. Click track numbers above to select. Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: