Tippett: A Child of Our Time

COMPOSERS: Tippett
LABELS: IMP BBC Radio Classics
WORKS: A Child of Our Time
PERFORMER: Jill Gomez (soprano), Helen Watts (contralto), Kenneth Woollam (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)BBC SO & Chorus/Gennady Rozhdestvensky
CATALOGUE NO: BBCRD 9130 ADD
Sentient instrumental ensemble and keen, lithe pacing by Gennady Rozhdestvensky bring a unique tension to this quiveringly live 1980 performance of Tippett’s great war lament from the BBC archives. Kenneth Woollam and Jill Gomez were then at the height of their powers, while John Shirley-Quirk’s singing remains unsurpassed in this role. Hilary Finch

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