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
Allegro (Sonata No.1)
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Allegro (Sonata No.1)

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Proms 1979: Prom 10
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1979-07-30T11:14:28
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1979

Proms 1979: Prom 10

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Proms 1975: Prom 34
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Royal Albert Hall
1975-08-28T11:14:28
28
Aug
1975

Proms 1975: Prom 34

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Proms 1972: Prom 46
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1972-09-06T11:14:28
6
Sep
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 46

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Proms 1970: Prom 18
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1970-08-05T11:14:28
5
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 18

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Proms 1965: Prom 29
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Royal Albert Hall
1965-08-19T11:14:28
19
Aug
1965

Proms 1965: Prom 29

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