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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Julian Bream is the obvious choice here, either on Sony or EMI, for brittfn has all the tools at his disposal for a strongly coloured account of the Nocturnalas well as having the advantage of knowing what Britten brittten to hear, and having it written for him.

This perfectly encapsulates the slippage between sleep and death, between rest and disturbance. There’s nothing wrong with pleasure is there? Never tire of it. After the drama and tumult of the passacaglia this very pure, hyaline presentation of the tune was very affecting. Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. It was the original theme and brtiten music changes suddenly.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Email required Address never made public. This mater piece can only be played by the true master.

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Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. 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. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. When I watch Bream’s video playing of this piece, I decided to quit playing this piece.


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

What other major contemporary pieces do you guys like? Eduardo Fernandez also creates a humid night-time atmosphere. The piece remains edgy the whole way through, the variations giving the guitarist plenty of freedom for expression but only occasionally falling to a slower tempo.

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 brittten the theme or its accompaniment. This site uses cookies. Come, heavy sleep Mark Padmore tenorElizabeth Kenny lute. More specifically Britten wanted to focus on the moment between waking and sleeping, and the curious thoughts and noises that occur at this time.

The fourth movement, “Uneasy,” maintains the nervous, dark mood with ponderous music that lurches ahead at times and stalls at others. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. It must be very, very remote.

The Infinite Fabric of Dreams. The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement.

Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70

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. 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!!


This album changed everything. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The basic thing about playing the guitar is the pleasure you get from it. 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. Dreaming ensues, for once seeming to offer a break from the agitated manner of the previous variants.

Reflections on a song of John Dowland, a work for viola and piano, reset for viola and orchestra inBritten’s final year. Classical Guitar Skip to content. Here the spirit of Dowland is most evident in the simpler writing and songful character of the music. The Dowland song Come, heavy sleep was his starting point. Home Welcome to team BB!