Michael Tippett

Composer. 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
Bonny at morn
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Bonny at morn

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Michael Tippett
The Rose Lake
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The Rose Lake
Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra (3rd mvt)
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra (3rd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles
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Suite in D for the Birthday of Prince Charles
Michael Tippett
A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Finale)
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A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Finale)
Michael Tippett
Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
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Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Michael Tippett
A Child of Our Time
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A Child of Our Time

A Child of Our Time

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Orchestra
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Michael Tippett
Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'
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Divertimento on 'Sellinger's Round'
Michael Tippett
Symphony No.1
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Symphony No.1
Michael Tippett
A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Carol; Finale)
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A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (Carol; Finale)
Henry Purcell
Music For A While
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Music For A While
Michael Tippett
Symphony in B flat, finale
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Symphony in B flat, finale
Michael Tippett
Concerto for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
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Concerto for Double String Orchestra (2nd mvt)
Michael Tippett
5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time
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5 Spirituals from A Child of our Time
Michael Tippett
3 Songs for Ariel
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3 Songs for Ariel
Michael Tippett
The Rose Lake
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The Rose Lake
Michael Tippett
The Blue Guitar
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The Blue Guitar
Michael Tippett
Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land
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Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land

Crown of the Year: Victoria rules an Autumn land

Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Ensemble
Medici String Quartet
Michael Tippett
Piano Concerto (1st movement)
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Piano Concerto (1st movement)
Michael Tippett
Dance, Clarion Air
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Dance, Clarion Air

Dance, Clarion Air

Choir
Christ Church Cathedral Oxford Choir
Michael Tippett
Songs for Achilles
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Songs for Achilles
Michael Tippett
Symphony No 2 (2nd movement)
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Symphony No 2 (2nd movement)
Michael Tippett
String Quartet No 1 (2nd movement)
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String Quartet No 1 (2nd movement)
Michael Tippett
Music
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Music
Michael Tippett
Piano Sonata no.1
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Piano Sonata no.1
Michael Tippett
Praeludium for brass, bells and percussion
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Praeludium for brass, bells and percussion
Michael Tippett
The Midsummer Marriage: Act I (Morning)
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The Midsummer Marriage: Act I (Morning)
Michael Tippett
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for string orchestra
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Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli for string orchestra
Michael Tippett
Variations on Sellinger's Round: Lament
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Variations on Sellinger's Round: Lament
Michael Tippett
The Heart's Assurance
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The Heart's Assurance
Michael Tippett
String Quartet No 2 (2nd movement)
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String Quartet No 2 (2nd movement)
Michael Tippett
Suite in D - A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (extract)
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Suite in D - A Birthday Suite for Prince Charles (extract)
Michael Tippett
Piano Sonata No 1 (1st movement)
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Piano Sonata No 1 (1st movement)
Michael Tippett
Bonny at morn
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Bonny at morn
Michael Tippett
Byzantium for soprano and orchestra
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Byzantium for soprano and orchestra
Michael Tippett
A Child of our Time: Part 1
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A Child of our Time: Part 1
Michael Tippett
Where the bee sucks
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Where the bee sucks
Michael Tippett
Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
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Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli
Michael Tippett
A Child Of Our Time
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A Child Of Our Time
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
Divertimento on Sellinger's Round (2nd mvt)
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Divertimento on Sellinger's Round (2nd mvt)
Michael Tippett
Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
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Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage
Michael Tippett
Symphony No. 2 1st Movement
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Symphony No. 2 1st Movement
Michael Tippett
The Air in Spring; Fire in Summer (Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage)
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The Air in Spring; Fire in Summer (Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage)
Michael Tippett
A Spiritual of Anger. Go Down, Moses
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A Spiritual of Anger. Go Down, Moses
Michael Tippett
Crown of the Year (Prelude - Autumn; Victoria Rules)
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Crown of the Year (Prelude - Autumn; Victoria Rules)
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1979: Prom 10
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Royal Albert Hall
1979-07-30T23:41:44
30
Jul
1979

Proms 1979: Prom 10

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1975: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-28T23:41:44
28
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 34

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 46
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-09-06T23:41:44
6
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 46

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 18
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-05T23:41:44
5
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 18

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1965: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-19T23:41:44
19
Aug
1965

Proms 1965: Prom 29

Royal Albert Hall

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