Metamorfosi per oboe

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976): Six Metamorphoses after Ovid per oboe solo op. 49 (1951). Heinz Holliger.

  1. Pan, who played upon the reed pipe which was Syrinx, his beloved

  2. Phaeton, who rode upon the chariot of the sun for one day and was hurled into the river Padus by a thunderbolt [2:10]

  3. Niobe, who, lamenting the death of her fourteen children, was turned into a mountain [3:30]

  4. Bacchus, at whose feasts is heard the noise of gaggling women’s tattling tongues and shouting out of boys [6:11]

  5. Narcissus, who fell in love with his own image and became a flower [8:05]

  6. Arethusa, who, flying from the love of Alpheus the river god, was turned into a fountain [12:07]