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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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. The pianist spends the six minutes lost in thought, distracted by louder nocturnal noises in the central semi-cadenza, but with a relatively clear structure to some of these thoughts.
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Holiday Diary, The Music for 1 and 2 Pianos. 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 with Peter Pears or, latterly, Mstislav Rostropovich and, in years to come at the Aldeburgh Festival, Sviatoslav Richter.
What it demanded, instead, was nuance. The Very Best of Benjamin Britten. Notify me of new comments via email.
Night Piece (Notturno), for piano
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 — and you could not go wrong with either Anthony Goldstone, Nottturno Hough or Michael Dussek, both of whom exhibit excellent pedal control as well as lightly brushed melodic phrases. It remains a matter of some surprise that Britten did not write more music for piano solo.
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Britten Notturno – download free sheet music and scores in format PDF
Typically, though, Britten did not go for outright virtuoso display as the principal feature of his piece — rather brittej went for an approach where control and musicianship were the disciplines under scrutiny, again echoing his own role at the piano. 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! 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.
Post was not sent – nottueno your email addresses! You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Jazz Latin New Age. Although Britten was a fine pianist, he wrote very few solo works for the instrument.
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By continuing to use this nottugno, you agree to their use. There are few recordings of the Night Piecebut each of these examples are extremely good — 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.
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