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Live from the Royal Festival Hall in London, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, with vocal soloists, in a performance of Tippett's A Child of Our Time.

Live from the Royal Festival Hall

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

The LPO in a programme of works prefiguring the Second World War by Vaughan Williams and Tippett, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth

Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Claire Booth, soprano
Pamela Helen Stephen, mezzo-soprano
Ben Johnson, tenor
Matthew Rose, bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ryan Wigglesworth, conductor

As Europe sped towards the horrors of the Second World War, Tippett sought to express the suffering of the ordinary man or woman, taking as his models the great passions of Bach but using spirituals rather than hymns.
Vaughan Williams's Fourth Symphony was written without an explicit programme, but it packs a huge punch from start to finish.

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Wed 1 May 2013 20:35

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  • Michael Tippett

    A CHild of our Time

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