INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HUMANITIES SCIENCES RESEARCH (JSHSR)

Abstract


ANALYSIS OF THE SIX METAMORPHOSES AFTER OVID WORK BY BENJAMIN BRITTEN FOR SOLO OBOE

Contemporary period music is a music period that comes from the end of the romantic period to the present day. In contemporary music dating from the late 1900s to the present, composers came out of certain patterns by trying different techniques. The contemporary period has shaped not only music but also fine arts. Among the art movements that emerged and developed during this period; There are examples such as impressionism, expressionism and jazz. Benjamin Britten, a contemporary composer, was regarded as a bold modernist in London in the 1930s and continued the musical styles of the European composers he imitated in his orchestras and operas. Using a theme of 12 notes, Britten drew attention with his loyalty to tonality in his famous opera "The Turn of the Screw" and continued this loyalty throughout his music life. In accordance with data from various sources, Britten's works, which strengthen the popularity of the British opera, often share common themes with corruption and anxiety.

Famous British composer Benjamin Britten was highly appreciated by the writers and critics of the period with his works for opera and orchestra, as well as works for chamber music and solo instruments. The most prominent feature of his musical style attracts attention with its semantic complexity, elongated musical argument and philosophical depth, covering all genres of contemporary music trends. Benjamin Britten composed 4(four) works for the oboe. Britten, who is an important name of the oboe repertoire, showed what he can do technically and musically with an instrument he wrote for solo oboe "Six Metamorphoses After Ovid".With this research, Britten's work titled 'Six Metamorphoses After Ovid', which is one of the important works of the oboe repertoire, containing modern and innovative features, is important in terms of being able to provide resources to the people who will perform it.



Keywords
Oboe, Contemporary Era, Music, Instrument, Solo



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