(Edward) Benjamin  Britten

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Nationality: English
Born: November 22, 1913, Lowestoft
Died: December 4, 1976, Aldeburgh (age 63)
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Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49

(for solo oboe)
2:04
I. Pan, who played upon the reed pipe who was Syrix, his beloved. Senza misura
1:21
II. Phaeton, who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt. Vivace ritmico
2:14
III. Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain. Andante (piangendo)
1:58
IV. Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys. Allegro pesante - Più vivo
3:00
V. Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower. Lento piacevole
2:27
VI. Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain. Largamente
Duration: 14 minutes (approximately) - hide movement times
Composed: 1951 (age 37-38)
First performance: June 14, 1951. Aldeburgh Festival. Joy Boughton
Dedication: Joy Boughton
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5 recordings, 20 videos
1:52
Allen Vogel
I. Pan, who played upon the reed pipe who was Syrix, his beloved. Senza misura
1:20
Allen Vogel
II. Phaeton, who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt. Vivace ritmico
2:12
Allen Vogel
III. Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain. Andante (piangendo)
1:54
Allen Vogel
IV. Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys. Allegro pesante - Più vivo
2:51
Allen Vogel
V. Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower. Lento piacevole
2:35
Allen Vogel
VI. Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain. Largamente
13:22
Heinz Holliger
1:50
Jiří Krejčí
I. Pan, who played upon the reed pipe who was Syrix, his beloved. Senza misura
1:16
Jiří Krejčí
II. Phaeton, who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt. Vivace ritmico
2:03
Jiří Krejčí
III. Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain. Andante (piangendo)
1:47
Jiří Krejčí
IV. Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys. Allegro pesante - Più vivo
2:36
Jiří Krejčí
V. Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower. Lento piacevole
1:54
Jiří Krejčí
VI. Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain. Largamente
13:20
Joel Bard
2:30
Pauline Oostenrijk
I. Pan, who played upon the reed pipe who was Syrix, his beloved. Senza misura
1:26
Pauline Oostenrijk
II. Phaeton, who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt. Vivace ritmico
2:27
Pauline Oostenrijk
III. Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain. Andante (piangendo)
2:14
Pauline Oostenrijk
IV. Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women's tattling tongues and shouting out of boys. Allegro pesante - Più vivo
3:33
Pauline Oostenrijk
V. Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower. Lento piacevole
2:52
Pauline Oostenrijk
VI. Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain. Largamente