Michael Tippett

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... read moreMichael Tippett (1905-1992), one of the most significant British composers of the twentieth century, retained an independent voice and an eclectic style throughout his long career. He wrote in virtually every genre, including symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets, vocal music, choral music, and...

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Fanfare For Brass
Michael Tippett
1:57
Go Down, Moses (From A Child Of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
3:19
Deep River (From A Child Of Our Time)
Michael Tippett
4:01
Five Negro Spirituals (From A Child Of Our Time): Go Down Moses
Michael Tippett
2:49
Five Negro Spirituals (From A Child Of Our Time): By And By
Michael Tippett
1:11

Biography

Active: 1920s-1990s
Country Of origin: England

An important English composer in the neo-romantic style who excelled in large-scale vocal and instrumental forms and, though incorporating dissonance, operated within a largely tonal framework. Not adverse to unusual effects, he interjected several instances of "heavy glottal aspiration" in his fourth symphony. ~ Mary K. Scanlan~ Rovi

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