- First broadcast 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.
Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Moscow and Bath Festival Chamber Orchestras
Rudolf Barshai (conductor)
Tippett and Politics
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)
Kalmar Chamber Orchestra
Michael Tippett (conductor)
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
Tippett and Psychology
The Composer as Writer
King Priam (Act II)
Tippett the Radical
Tippett: Symphony No 3 (excerpt)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hickox (conductor)
Tippett's Legacy, followed by the Rose Lake (excerpt).