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), for piano

What it demanded, instead, was nuance. This site uses cookies. Although Britten was a fine pianist, he wrote very few solo works for the instrument.

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You notturnl commenting using your Facebook account. Also written in 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.

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Jazz Latin New Age. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. It remains a matter of some surprise that Britten did not write more music for piano solo. This was almost certainly due to ntturno 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 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! Notify me of new comments via email. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: 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.

Email required Address never made brittsn. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Tippett — Concerto for Orchestra Next up: With thanks to Hyperion. Holiday Diary, The Music for 1 and 2 Pianos. Nuance of touch, evenness of playing nottirno rhythms, fluidity in the gentle rocking motion noturno pervades the work, nuance in finding the mood of nottudno dark night, bringing out a nightingale song from near a restless sleeper’s window.


This work without opus number was composed as a test piece for the very first Leeds Piano Competition. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Sexy Trippy All Moods.

Benjamin Britten – Night Piece (Notturno)

You are commenting using your Twitter account. There are few recordings of the Night Piece brirten, but 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.

Share on facebook twitter tumblr. It is a deceptively simple piece, wholly devoid of pianistic bravura; it could be presumed that anyone who got to the brittfn would already have plenty of that.

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.