Sheet Music – £ – Boosey edition number: HPS In later life, however, the only piece that exists for solo viola is the beautiful Lachrymae where it is accompanied by piano. It was composed for the Scottish violist. Benjamin Britten concentrated mostly on composing works of operatic or symphonic proportion after the initial success of Peter Grimes in

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Fairy-tales work on multiple levels, they tell delightful yet moral stories, but they also enable us to examine deeper issues. Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. Email required Address never made public. Martin Brabbins deftly shaped the unfolding exchanges between soloist and players, and within the ensemble, crafting interchanges suggestive of conversation and quotation.

This was an almost overwhelmingly intense rendering, both soloists — tenor John Mark Ainsley and horn player Richard Watkins — performing from memory.

This time he had not himself but the Scottish viola player William Primrose in mind, and Lachrymae was performed by Primrose and Britten at the Aldeburgh Festival in Listening to Britten — Lachrymae, Op.

From the shadowy opening of the Lento, with its muffled tremolos and muted una corda playing, the piece built in intensity. 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. Yet rather than use the conventional order of stating the theme first, he works the variations out beforehand and finishes with the theme itself.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Stanford’s The Travelling Companion: It is once again to the theme and variations form that Britten turns, for he could work within this framework with great fluency.

Lachrymae, reflections on a song of Dowland, for viola & piano, Op. 48

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Lcahrymae first five variations are marked Allegretto, andante molto; Animato; Tranquillo; Allegro con moto; and Largamente. However the one readily available version, part of a disc from Krzysztof Chorzelski and Lacgrymae Apekisheva that includes works for viola and piano by Schumann and Shostakovich, is a passionate performance.

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The site is also available in several languages. This site uses cookies. No part lacjrymae this website may be reproduced entirely without expressed written permission. This time the subject is not Purcell, but the celebrated John Dowland song If my complaints could passions movepublished in the First Booke of Songes or Ayres in The viola and piano original of Lachrymae lachrrymae be found on this album of 20th century works for viola and pianoperformed by Milhail Sarbu and James Creitz.

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February Total duration: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The Nash Ensemble strings were superb throughout, and Brabbins tempi were unfailingly lacgrymae. Come the revolution, perhaps. Composed for its dedicatee, William Primrose, who premiered the work at the Aldeburgh Festival, Lachrymae once again occupied Britten in the final months of his life, when he returned to the work in order to arrange the original piano accompaniment for string ensemble, charging the relationship between soloist and accompanists with increased tension and concentration.

Works for Viola and Piano. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Inwhile Benjamin Britten was on tour in the United States, he met the outstanding viola virtuoso William Primrosewho agreed to come to the lqchrymae of Britten ‘s own Aldeburgh Festival, which, after two successful editions in andwas already established as one of England’s major summer musical events.

For the final variation, Britten remains in Lento tempo and, in an expansive ending, quotes the entire Dowland song from beginning brritten end, for lacrhymae first time in this composition, with Dowland’s original harmonies, although spaced differently for piano and viola.

As the Festival approached, Britten composed this major set of variations on a theme by late Renaissance English composer John Dowland for Primrose”to reward him for coming to the Festival. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Home Welcome to team BB!


Reflections on a song of John Dowland lcahrymae. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Twenty-five years later, in the last year of his life, Britten orchestrated the piano part for strings to create a concertante piece, Op 48a, for Cecil Aronowitz, another distinguished violist and close professional colleague.

The work begins to quote the song “If my complaints could passion move” in a mood-setting slow introduction, with Dowland’s melody in the low part of the accompaniment.

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Also written in Britten ‘s variations throughout the piece tend to be concise: But then Messiah is a Lenten work, and yet. Other recordings available for download. Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Lachrhmae Art of the Viola. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Britten Lachrymae, Op. 48 Program Notes | MATTHEW LIPMAN

AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The sudden outburst from the piano in left hand octaves which begins the sixth reflection Appassionato is proof positive lacjrymae this, as is the eerie sound of the cold right hand of the piano slowly chiming with the harmonics of the viola in the tenth reflection, marked Lento.

Don’t show me this message again. The Pity of War: Were there any justice in this fallen world, serial Stravinsky — not to mention Webern — would be played on every street corner, or at least in every concert hall.

Fittingly, for the work received its world premiere in the Wigmore Hall inthe concert concluded with the Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.

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