Proms Feature - A Star Danced When He Was Born


To Transfigure The Everyday By A Touch Of The Everlasting,19980906A celebration of the life of Michael Tippett, who died earlier this year, shortly after his ninety-third birthday. A man of this century and of our time, Tippett once described his role as a composer as being `to transfigure the everyday by a touch of the everlasting,' and, in doing so, he touched the hearts of the world. Natalie Wheen pays tribute, using Tippett's music, his own words and those of his friends and colleagues, including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Mark Anthony Turnage, Steve Martland and Meirion Bowen.