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Composer: Tippett, Michael (1905-1998)

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Year of birth1905
Year of death1998
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
March 2018
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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LondonChoral Singing Day: A Child of our time

Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Simon Halsey, Choirmaster / chorus director

MadridCopland, Tippett

Copland, Tippett
Copland, Tippett
Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE; Tim Murray; Coro de RTVE

LondonTippett's The Rose Lake

Tippett, Mahler
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

San FranciscoGershwin's Rhapsody in Blue

Tippett, Gershwin, Rachmaninov
San Francisco Symphony; Edward Gardner; Simon Trpčeski

BrightonThe Spirit of Spring

Mozart, Tippett, Gershwin
Unknown; Brighton Singers
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Questioning the quintessence of Britain

A Child of our Time at the Three Choirs Festival © Michael Whitefoot
Peter Nardone directs the Three Choirs Festival Chorus and Philharmonia Orchestra in a problematic yet thought-provoking opening concert at Worcester Cathedral.
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Power (and Padmore) to the ECO in Britten, Tippett and Woolrich

Mark Padmore © Marco Borggreve
An evening of English repertoire at King's Place where the pleasures were flecked with disappointments. 
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Bostridge's Shakespeare Songs at Wigmore Hall

Ian Bostridge © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Shakespeare songs turned out to be more of a Shakespeare feast starring Antonio Pappano, Ian Bostridge and the exceptional Eve Best.
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Prom 11: Wagner and Tippett

Mark Wigglesworth © The Proms - Chris Christodoulou
Wagner's Die Walküre and Tippett's A Child of Our Time both attempt to capture the essence of humanity. Despite making for an unusual pairing, the programme was an effective one.
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Boy Donne good: Toby Spence at Snape Maltings

Julian Milford and Toby Spence © Sam Murray-Sutton
Spence sounds confident in an evening of Tippett and Britten at Snape, culminating in a spinetingling account of John Donne's Holy Sonnet X
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