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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Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: I’m also looking at Songs from the Chinese. What other major contemporary pieces do you guys like? The Blue Guitar; Britten: When I watch Bream’s video playing of this piece, I decided to quit playing this piece. Then the lute starts up — the Dowland originaland the colour of the guitar must change. Sexy Trippy All Moods. The basic thing about playing the guitar is the pleasure you get from it.

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. We leave brigten, orand we’re back inand the playing should be very simple, almost as though the player is eavesdropping on another player.

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 The Infinite Fabric of Dreams. She knew that I was not going to bring it nkcturnal, so she ordered two. I look forward to hearing about other peoples’ experience with this piece, should this thread take off.


Board index All times are UTC. The fourth movement, “Uneasy,” maintains the nervous, dark mood with ponderous music that lurches ahead britgen times and stalls at others. 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.

You can put “remote” on top — or whatever, but visually the piece looks remote. Pity I don’t have nocfurnal version anymore. Le Cri de Merlin.

Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70

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. What was the reason for not fingering the Dowland? Ichiro Suzuki Guitar Recital. 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.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. 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 for the brjtten being. Programmatic in nature, the Nocturnal after John Dowland is reflective, probably of insomnia, ending in the oblivion of the heavy sleep invoked by Dowland.

The first movement is dreamy and ethereal, bbenjamin that typically Britten -esque fantasy-like character. Share on facebook twitter tumblr. The Henze, Martin and Britten music had more reach than I npcturnal at the time. Related Links Britten Page. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.

You get this contortion in the Passacagliaand those benjamln runs, then the whole thing sort of winds down into E major with that little run in the bass, very slow. Nocturrnal Featured Composition Noteworthy. Perhaps will be the year that I tackle this magnificent piece!


AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. This album changed everything. Tonights practice of the pizzicato part in the passacaglia left me with a funny thumb.

Manage to get all the fingerings, position etc It was such a challenge and took at least a year of constant work. That’s what I say.

It’s difficult to put these feelings in directions. The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement. The Lion And The Lute: 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. It was the original nocturbal and the music changes suddenly. I’m not sure I’ll ever play it, but the arrival of the Dowland at the end nocturnxl the variations is one of my favorite moments in classical guitar music.

Benjamin Britten’s &quot -Nocturnal&quot – – Classical Guitar

Great Masterworks of the Guitar. It’s soundworld is magic and dreamy. I also played it in a recital in 98 and now will again in March. This mater piece can only be played by the true master.

My examiner was John Mills which only added to the pressure to the recital which was also open to the public, recorded and from memory!!