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Work: A Child of Our Time

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ComposerTippett, Michael (1905-1998)
Period20th century
Work typeChoral
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LondonLSO Artist Portrait: Antoine Tamestit

Walton, Tippett
London Symphony Orchestra; Alan Gilbert; Antoine Tamestit; London Symphony Chorus; Simon Halsey
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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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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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Bursting with drama and hope: A Child of Our Time

Jennifer Johnston © Gisela Schenker
Under the baton of Simon Wright, the RLPO and the Leeds Festival Chorus gave an exciting rendition of Tippett’s A Child of Our Time.
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A moving Child Of Our Time in Auckland

A Child Of Our Time brought this year's Auckland Arts Festival to a magnificent finish with its message as universal as it was when first composed. 
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Ideas, ideals, and influences: A Child of Our Time at The Rest is Noise with the LPO and Wigglesworth

Southbank Centre’s The Rest is Noise festival has a number of strands of thought permeating its concerts. It explores the effects of war, sex and sexuality, politics, and race on some of the 20th century’s most important musical output.
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