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The games as part of EcoWave and EcoFun sub-events were gleesome.
The vivid poetic portraits of figures of ancient mythology, the amorous Pan, the frivolous Phaeton, the wretched Niobe, the gleesome Bacchus, the contemplative Narcissus and the fleeing Arethusa, created by Britten for the "water" section of the Aldeburgh Festival, represent a great challenge affording the oboist plenty of wonderful possibilities how to persuade the listener that his instrument is not only able to give the concert pitch at the beginning of the performance but also to conjure up a timbre-differentiated expression and, in the case of someone like Vilem Veverka, a surprising dynamic range as well.