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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With thanks to Hyperion. Although Britten was a fine pianist, he wrote very few solo works for the instrument. Fill in your details below nitturno click an icon to log in: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
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 notrurno. 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, Stephen Hough or Michael Dussek, both of whom exhibit excellent pedal control as well as lightly brushed melodic phrases.
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Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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. Benjamin Britten Collector’s Edition. 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 brjtten awake in an hour or so!
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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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.
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.
This site uses brityen. 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. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. This work without opus number was composed britten a test piece for the very first Leeds Piano Competition.