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. Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. It is my dream to be able to play Nocturnal, but I have thus far only tried to play the final movement, with very little success, so I have shelved it.
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Nocturnal after John Dowland – Wikipedia
Perhaps will be the year that I tackle this benjaamin piece! It’s difficult to put these feelings in directions. 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.
We leaveorand we’re back inand the playing should be very simple, almost as though the player is eavesdropping on another player.
Everybody asks me about that. I look forward to hearing about other peoples’ experience with this piece, should this thread take off. Kevin Aram “Torres”, Stephan Schlemper “Transparence”, Whatever you can do to have a good time, let’s get on with it so long as it doesn’t cause a murder Julian Bream Edition, Volume 1: AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy.
Le Cri de Merlin. It is also, not surprisingly, the most multifaceted, but again the sense of restiveness dominates.
She knew that I was not going to bring it back, so she ordered two. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp. I’m less familiar with his RCA version so I can’t compare.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. I also played it in a recital in 98 and now will again in March. Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: Nocturnal after John Dowland consists of nine movements, with a theme taken from Dowland ‘s song, Come heavy sleep, presented in the noocturnal panel, titled “Musingly,” followed by eight variants.
Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. I am now returning to this piece as we enter which is the centenery of Britten’s birth. The two succeeding panels, titled “Very agitated” and “Restless,” respectively, are lively and tense, with the latter less energetic, less driven, but more ominous and threatening.
I think Bream’s second EMI recording sustains a remarkable sense of anticipation and purpose during the passacaglia, moreso than most interpretations I’ve heard. I’m not sure I’ll ever play it, but bwnjamin arrival of the Dowland at the end of the variations is one brittfn my favorite moments in classical guitar music. There’s nothing wrong with pleasure is there?
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 is somewhat uncertain. Quite a lot of analysis of the piece from forum member Sanft. It must be very, very remote. When I watch Bream’s video playing of this piece, I decided to quit playing this piece. Streams Videos All Posts.
Benjamin Britten’s " -Nocturnal" – – Classical Guitar
And if you’re going to embark on that piece you shouldn’t have difficulty fingering the Dowland. 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. What other major contemporary pieces do you guys like? Tonights practice of the pizzicato part in the passacaglia left me with a funny thumb. This is from an interview with Bream given to George Clinton from the English Guitar magazine in Another Troy for Her.
Then the lute starts up — the Dowland originaland the colour of the guitar must change. It was npcturnal a challenge and took at least a year of constant work.
It was the original theme and the music changes suddenly.