Download 4 free sheet music and scores in format PDF: Britten Notturno Nocturne. Benjamin Britten. Night Piece (Notturno), for piano. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. One of few Piano Solos composed by Britten, written as a test piece for the very first Leeds Piano Competition. (M) en-GB.
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Holiday Diary, The Music for 1 and 2 Pianos. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. It is a deceptively simple piece, wholly devoid of pianistic bravura; it could be presumed that anyone who got to the competition would already have plenty of that.
Tippett — Concerto for Orchestra Next up: Recordings used Stephen Hough piano Virgin Classics Michael Dussek piano Hyperion Anthony Goldstone piano Divine Art There are few recordings of the Night Piecebut each of these examples are extremely good brittem and you could not go wrong with either Anthony Goldstone, Stephen Hough or Michael Dussek, both of whom exhibit excellent pedal control as well as lightly brushed melodic phrases. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!
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It is unusual and refreshing for a competition piece to have less in the way of virtuosity, but the skill of the pianist lies in creating the night time mood and maintaining it, even as the dynamics grow quieter. Nuance of touch, evenness of playing counter rhythms, fluidity in the gentle rocking motion that pervades the work, nuance in finding the mood of a dark night, bringing out a nightingale song from near a restless sleeper’s window.
The Very Best of Benjamin Britten. Notify nohturno of new comments via email. It remains a matter of some surprise that Britten did not write more music for piano solo.
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Sexy Trippy All Moods. This was almost certainly due to his own comfort zone, such as it was, as a pianist himself, as he felt much happier in partnership brktten Peter Pears or, latterly, Mstislav Rostropovich and, in years to come at the Aldeburgh Festival, Sviatoslav Richter.
What it demanded, instead, was nuance.
You are commenting using your WordPress. With thanks to Hyperion. Streams Videos All Posts. What we have as a result is a piece that is ideal to hear before drifting off to sleep — soft and largely comforting, but with that minor worry at the back of the head that you might still be awake in an hour or so! Painting c Brian Hogwood. This work without opus number was composed as a test piece for the very first Leeds Piano Competition.
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Typically, though, Britten did not go for outright virtuoso display as the principal feature of his piece nottirno rather he went for an approach where control and musicianship were the disciplines under scrutiny, again echoing his own role at the piano.
The pianist spends the six minutes lost in thought, distracted by louder nocturnal nottugno in the central semi-cadenza, but with a relatively clear structure to some of these thoughts. Although Britten was a fine pianist, he wrote very few solo works for the instrument. Also written in Jazz Latin New Age.
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