Description
2005 is the centenary of the birth of Michael Tippett.
Hailed during his lifetime as one of the great composers of the 20th Century, his reputation has declined somewhat since his death in 1998.
Presenter Sarah Walker and her studio guests - composer Anthony Payne and Professor of English at Oxford Valentine Cunningham - reassess the man, his work and his musical legacy.
With contributions from many people who knew and worked with Tippett, including his biographer Ian Kemp.
Includes:
7.30pm
Tippett's Origins
7.45pm
Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Moscow and Bath Festival Chamber Orchestras
Rudolf Barshai (conductor)
8.00pm
Tippett and Politics
8.30pm
Purcell: St Cecilia's Day Ode - Hail, Bright Cecilia (excerpt)
April Cantelo (soprano)
Alfred Deller, Peter Salmon (counter tenors)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Maurice Bevan (baritone)
John Frost (bass)
Ambrosian Singers
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra
Michael Tippett (conductor)
8.40pm
Tippett: A Child of Our Time (excerpt)
Faye Robinson (soprano)
Sarah Walker (mezzo soprano)
Jon Garrison (tenor)
John Cheek (bass)
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra
9.00pm
Performing Tippett
9.35pm
Tippett and Psychology
10.05pm
The Composer as Writer
10.30pm
King Priam (Act II)
10.55pm
Tippett the Radical
11.15pm
Tippett: Symphony No 3 (excerpt)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)
11.30pm
Tippett's Legacy, followed by the Rose Lake (excerpt).

Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20051201 (
    • r3.

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