Michael Tippett

Born 2 January 1905. Died 8 January 1998
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 Performances & Interviews


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Michael Tippett
Steal away (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
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Steal away (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
Henry Purcell
An Evening Hymn, Z.193
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An Evening Hymn, Z.193
Michael Tippett
Dance, clarion air (A Garland for the Queen)
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Dance, clarion air (A Garland for the Queen)
Michael Tippett
Steal away; Nobody knows (Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
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Steal away; Nobody knows (Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
String Quartet no. 5: II. Slow
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String Quartet no. 5: II. Slow

String Quartet no. 5: II. Slow

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Heath Quartet
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Michael Tippett
Songs For Ariel
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Songs For Ariel
Michael Tippett
Piano Sonata no.1
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Piano Sonata no.1
Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1st mvt)
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra (1st mvt)
Michael Tippett
Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus
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Dance, clarion air - madrigal for 5-part chorus
Michael Tippett
Steal Away
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Steal Away
Imogen Holst
Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)
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Variations on an Elizabethan Theme (Sellinger's Round)
Michael Tippett
The Midsummer Marriage (Ritual Dances)
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The Midsummer Marriage (Ritual Dances)
Michael Tippett
A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Berceuse)
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A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Berceuse)
Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
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Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Michael Tippett
Lilliburlero (Four Songs from the British Isles)
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Lilliburlero (Four Songs from the British Isles)
Michael Tippett
Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
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Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
Michael Tippett
Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus
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Five Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' for chorus
Michael Tippett
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Michael Tippett
Dance, Clarion Air
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Dance, Clarion Air
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
Little Music for Strings
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Little Music for Strings
Michael Tippett
Sonata No 1 for piano
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Sonata No 1 for piano
Michael Tippett
The Rose Lake
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The Rose Lake
Michael Tippett
Fantasia on a Themes of Handel
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Fantasia on a Themes of Handel
Michael Tippett
A Child Of Our Time
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A Child Of Our Time
Michael Tippett
String Quartet no. 3: 1st Movement
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String Quartet no. 3: 1st Movement
Michael Tippett
Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (BBC NOW 2017-18 Season)
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Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles (BBC NOW 2017-18 Season)
Michael Tippett
String Quartet No 3 (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 3 (3rd mvt)

String Quartet No 3 (3rd mvt)

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Heath Quartet
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Michael Tippett
Symphony no. 2
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Symphony no. 2
Michael Tippett
The Windhover
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The Windhover
Michael Tippett
Fanfare for Brass
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Fanfare for Brass
Michael Tippett
Symphony in B flat
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Symphony in B flat
Michael Tippett
Songs for Ariel
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Songs for Ariel
Michael Tippett
Dance, Clarion Air
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Dance, Clarion Air
Michael Tippett
Bonny at morn
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Bonny at morn
Michael Tippett
Symphony No.4
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Symphony No.4
Michael Tippett
Fantasia on a Theme of Handel for piano and orchestra
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Fantasia on a Theme of Handel for piano and orchestra
Michael Tippett
Symphony No. 1: III Presto
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Symphony No. 1: III Presto
Michael Tippett
Steal away (A Child of Our Time)
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Steal away (A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
A Child of our Time - "How can I cherish my man"... & "Steal Away"
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A Child of our Time - "How can I cherish my man"... & "Steal Away"
Michael Tippett
Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 2 (3rd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
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Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
Nobody knows (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
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Nobody knows (Five Spirituals from A Child of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.1; Steal away
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5 Spirituals from 'A Child of our Time' arr. for chorus, no.1; Steal away
Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra (3rd mvt)
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra (3rd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Symphony no. 1
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Symphony no. 1
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1979: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-07-30T23:49:46
30
Jul
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-28T23:49:46
28
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-06T23:49:46
6
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-05T23:49:46
5
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 18

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1965: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-19T23:49:46
19
Aug
1965

Proms 1965: Prom 29

Royal Albert Hall

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