Are there any guitar pieces even remotely inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses?
September 6, 2012 8:08 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know if there are any Classical nylon-string Guitar pieces (preferably decently easy ones) that were inspired or even partly based on mythology included in Ovid's Metamorphoses?

I'm looking for sheet music that is inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses that can be played on the classical guitar. I can read sheet music, so that shouldn't be an issue. I know that there are plenty of other works that are reflected off of his own like art and poetry but what about music?

Even if the song has a LOOSE connection (and by loose, I mean a very vague, perhaps barely even related) to Ovid's Metamorphoses, then so be it. Say, a song about Apollo and Daphne, a song about the four ages, etc. The easier the piece, the better.

This may be far-fetched, but it would be quite epic. I'm reading it now, and I'd like to know how far of an effect the work has had on music, not just the visual arts. I'm looking for a classical guitar piece so I can play it, too!
posted by HowToBeAGentleman to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten was written for oboe, but you might be able to find a guitar arrangement of have someone arrange it for you.

Also, it looks like Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf wrote 6 symphonies about Ovid's Metamorphoses . You may be able to arrange something from one or more of those symphonies.
posted by Quizicalcoatl at 2:24 PM on September 7, 2012

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