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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Night Piece (Notturno)
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here What we have as a result is a piece that is ideal to hear before drifting off to sleep brittenn 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! Sorry, your blog cannot share beitten by email. What it demanded, instead, was nuance.
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Although Britten was a fine pianist, he wrote very few solo works for the instrument. Brittn 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, Stephen Hough or Michael Dussek, both of whom exhibit excellent pedal control as well as lightly brushed melodic phrases.
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Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. Typically, though, Britten did not go for outright virtuoso display as the principal feature of his piece — rather he went for an approach where control and musicianship were the disciplines under scrutiny, again echoing his own role at the piano.
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.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It is a deceptively simple piece, wholly devoid of pianistic bravura; it could be presumed that nottturno who got to the competition would already have plenty of that.
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The Very Best of Benjamin Britten. Notify me of new comments via email. Nuance of touch, brittne 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.
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.
This work without opus number was composed as a test piece for the very first Leeds Piano Competition.