Benjamin Britten in the ‘s. What better piece to start us off in this new category than Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin. Check out Benjamin Britten – Nocturnal after John Dowland Op. 70 – IV. Uneasy ( Classical Guitar) by Mattias von Wachenfeldt on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free. Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland. In Britten received a $3, Aspen (Colorado) award given by the Institute of Humanistic Studies to .

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Nocturnal after John Dowland – Reflections on Come Heavy Sleep

Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op 70 composer. I write music, now, in Aldeburgh, for people living there, and further afield, indeed nocturnnal anyone who cares to play it or listen to it. Track 14 on CDA [1’59].

Thank you for posting a review! The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement. Please click on the link in the confirmation email we just sent you to submit your question. Genre Chamber Music Classical.

Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. Verified Reviewer What is a Verified Reviewer. 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 bfnjamin to the twenty-first. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. Nocturnal after Dowlanx Dowland consists of nine movements, with a theme taken from Dowland ‘s song, Come heavy sleep, presented in the opening panel, titled “Musingly,” nocturna by eight variants.


Guitar Strings Guitar Strings Back. Track 10 on CDA [0’43].

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Your review was sent successfully and is now waiting for our staff to publish it. But it, too, gradually divulges a restless spirit, despite its slow pacing and ethereal character. The editing by Julian Bream is excellent and invaluable. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept dowand defaults.

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Mark Padmore is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest tenors working today. Don’t show me this message again.

Track 11 on CDA [1’37]. The two succeeding panels, titled “Very agitated” and “Restless,” respectively, are lively and tense, with the latter less energetic, less driven, but more ominous and threatening. This piece will present an enjoyable challenge to the advancing classical guitarist. Track 12 on CDA [1’28]. The quality of the publication is excellent in terms of print stock and clarity. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The definite performer Britten had in mind for the Nocturnal after John Dowland was lutenist and guitarist Julian Bream and the occasion was the Aldeburgh Festival of the same year Britten received the Aspen awardfor which Britten wanted to compose a big piece for Bream to perform.

The song upon which the work is based is No. You May Also Like. The Infinite Fabric of Dreams.


Come, heavy Sleep inspira Britten. Track 9 on CDA [2’10]. Britten wrote this work for guitarist Julian Breamwho had received high praise for his collaborations with tenor Peter Pears in the songs of John Dowland.

Track 15 on CDA [1’17]. A Tribute to Benuamin Britten. The fourth movement, “Uneasy,” maintains the nervous, dark mood with ponderous music that lurches ahead at times and stalls at others.

The closing panel, “Slow and quiet,” continues without pause and at last presents a serene and tranquil mood. Best place for anything guitar ever. This perfectly encapsulates the slippage between sleep and death, between rest and disturbance. Track hohn on CDA [6’53]. Streams Videos All Posts. Click track numbers above to select.

Share your review so everyone else can enjoy it too. Thank you for posting a question! In his published response to affter award, Britten said he believed in “occasional music …Almost every piece I have ever written has been composed with a certain occasion in mind, jphn usually for definite performers. Dreaming ensues, for once seeming to offer a break from the agitated manner of the previous variants.

It is also, not surprisingly, the most multifaceted, but again the sense of restiveness dominates.