Michael Tippett
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1905-01-02
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Michael Tippett

Michael Tippett Biography (Wikipedia)

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as one of the leading British composers of the 20th century. Among his best-known works are the oratorio A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.

Tippett's talent developed slowly. He withdrew or destroyed his earliest compositions, and was 30 before any of his works were published. Until the mid-to-late 1950s his music was broadly lyrical in character, before changing to a more astringent and experimental style. New influences, including those of jazz and blues after his first visit to America in 1965, became increasingly evident in his compositions. While Tippett's stature with the public continued to grow, not all critics approved of these changes in style, some believing that the quality of his work suffered as a consequence. From around 1976 Tippett's late works began to reflect the works of his youth through a return to lyricism. Although he was much honoured in his lifetime, critical judgement on Tippett's legacy has been uneven, the greatest praise being generally reserved for his earlier works. His centenary in 2005 was a muted affair; apart from the few best-known works, his music has been performed infrequently in the 21st century.

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Michael Tippett
Symphony No.2
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Symphony No.2
Michael Tippett
A Child of Our Time: Part II: A Spiritual: "O By and By"
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A Child of Our Time: Part II: A Spiritual: "O By and By"
Michael Tippett
A Child of Our Time: Part I: A Spiritual (Chorus and Soli): "Steal Away"
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A Child of Our Time: Part I: A Spiritual (Chorus and Soli): "Steal Away"
Michael Tippett
Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage' for orchestra & chorus ad lib.
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Ritual dances from 'The midsummer marriage' for orchestra & chorus ad lib.
Michael Tippett
Deep River (Five Spirituals, from A Child Of Our Time)
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Deep River (Five Spirituals, from A Child Of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time arr. for chorus, No 5: Deep River
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5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time arr. for chorus, No 5: Deep River
Michael Tippett
Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time"
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Five Negro Spirituals from the oratorio "A Child of our Time"
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time
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5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time
Michael Tippett
Interval String Quartet No 3
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Interval String Quartet No 3
Michael Tippett
Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage (St Magnus International Festival)
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Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage (St Magnus International Festival)
Michael Tippett
Bella's 'Make-Up' Aria from The Midsummer Marriage
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Bella's 'Make-Up' Aria from The Midsummer Marriage
Michael Tippett
The Midsummer Marriage Act III: Fire in Summer
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The Midsummer Marriage Act III: Fire in Summer
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time arr. for chorus, no.2; Nobody knows
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5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time arr. for chorus, no.2; Nobody knows
Matthew TIPPETT, Mark Wigglesworth, Susan Bickley & BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales
A Child of Our Time
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A Child of Our Time
Michael Tippett
Quartet no. 5
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Quartet no. 5
Michael Tippett
String Quartet No 2 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 2 (3rd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Symphony No 2
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Symphony No 2
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1979: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-07-30T22:51:18
30
Jul
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 10

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 34
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/e65v2m
Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-28T22:51:18
28
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 34

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 46
http://www.bbc.co.uk/events/end4fx
Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-06T22:51:18
6
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 46

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-05T22:51:18
5
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 18

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1965: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-19T22:51:18
19
Aug
1965

Proms 1965: Prom 29

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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