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
String Quartet no.2, 3rd mvt: Presto
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String Quartet no.2, 3rd mvt: Presto
Michael Tippett
Symphony No 2
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Symphony No 2
Michael Tippett
'A Child of our Time': Deep River
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'A Child of our Time': Deep River
Michael Tippett
Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
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Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
Dance, Clarion Air
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Dance, Clarion Air
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Symphony No.4 – fig. 160
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Symphony No.4 – fig. 160
Michael Tippett
Symphony No.4 – Tempo 1
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Symphony No.4 – Tempo 1
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over...
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.5; Deep river, my home is over...
Michael Tippett
The Blue Guitar Sonata for Solo Guitar (1983): II Juggling
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The Blue Guitar Sonata for Solo Guitar (1983): II Juggling
Michael Tippett
Presto movement from Sting Quartet No.2
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Presto movement from Sting Quartet No.2
Michael Tippett
String Quartet No 3 (Allegro molto e con brio)
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String Quartet No 3 (Allegro molto e con brio)
Michael Tippett
The Ice Break (Act 3: Who holds me tight around the waist?)
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The Ice Break (Act 3: Who holds me tight around the waist?)
Michael Tippett
Symphony No.4 (in one movement)
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Symphony No.4 (in one movement)
Michael Tippett
Piano Sonata No.4
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Piano Sonata No.4
Michael Tippett
Little Music for Strings, last movement
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Little Music for Strings, last movement
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.1; Steal away to Jesus
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time'..., no.1; Steal away to Jesus
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Past BBC Events

Prom 10 Proms 1979
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-07-30T03:00:47
30
Jul
1979

Prom 10 Proms 1979

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 34 Proms 1975
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-28T03:00:47
28
Aug
1975

Prom 34 Proms 1975

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 46 Proms 1972
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-06T03:00:47
6
Sep
1972

Prom 46 Proms 1972

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 18 Proms 1970
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-05T03:00:47
5
Aug
1970

Prom 18 Proms 1970

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Prom 29 Proms 1965
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-19T03:00:47
19
Aug
1965

Prom 29 Proms 1965

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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