Tippett Night

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20051201

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).