Other titles: Temporal suite for oboe and piano

Title under which it was first performed.

Period of composition: 15 Aug - 12 Dec 1936
First performance: 15 Dec 1936 >>
Type of performance: Concert performance
Location: Wigmore Hall, London
Performance details:

Natalie Caine ob, Adolph Hallis pf

Genre: Solo instrumental
Duration: 15'
Dedication: 'To Montagu Slater'

Montagu Slater (1902-1956), English writer who had met Britten while working for the GPO Film Unit in the mid-1930s. He was later the librettist of Peter Grimes, op. 33.


The work was performed only once during the composer's lifetime, under the title 'Temporal suite for oboe and piano'.