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Sir Michael Tippett

Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Sir Michael Tippett.

Sir Michael Tippett, who celebrated his 80th birthday three days ago, has come to be regarded as one of the foremost composers of this century. As he tells Roy Plomley, other than a period as Director of Music at Morley College, he has allowed very little to distract him from composition. His output includes four symphonies, four operas, four string quartets and several concertos.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Vespro Della Beata Vergine by Claudio Monteverdi
Book: Blank pages
Luxury: Egg timer

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 11 Jan 1985 09:05

Music Played

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  • Maurice Ravel

    Sonatine for Piano - 2nd movement

    Soloist: Paul Crossley

  • Hector Berlioz

    Harold in the Mountains (from Harold in Italy)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Colin Davis

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Claudio Monteverdi

      Vespers 1610

      Orchestra: Taverner Consort Choir: Taverner Choir with Taverner Players Conductor: andrew Parrott

  • Eartha Kitt

    Just An Old Fashioned Girl

  • Harry Partch

    The Bewitched

    Orchestra: University Of Illinios Ensemble Conductor: John Garvey

  • The Police

    So Lonely

    • Outlandos D'Amour.
  • Michael Tippett

    Song No. 2 (from Songs for Dov)

    Artist: Robert Tear Orchestra: London Sinfonietta

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132

    Orchestra: Lindsay Quartet

  • Book Choice

    • Blank pages

  • Luxury Choice

    • Egg timer & telescope


Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Michael Tippett


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