Britten: Temporal Variations. Theme
Lucas Macías, oboe, and Eric Le Sage, piano
Theme of the Temporal Variations for oboe and piano by Benjamin Britten
Britten favored the oboe among other wind instruments in his chamber music works. The funeral recitative character of the initial theme of the Temporal variations, premiered in 1936, gives way to a series of eight variations that parody and ennoble it.
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