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Tippett: Concerto For Orchestra, Triple Concerto / Sir Colin Davis


Release Date: 09/22/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420781   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Tippett
Performer:  György PaukNobuko ImaiRalph Kirshbaum
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The LP issue of Tippett's Triple Concerto, spread extravagantly over both sides, was the cause of some complaint in 1983. Philips now make amends by coupling it on CD with Sir Colin Davis's strongly characterized account of the Concerto for Orchestra, the sound on the dry side but revealing the work's strong contrasts of colour with impeccable clarity.

The idea that the Concerto for Orchestra represents Tippett's farthest excursion down the radical road, while the Triple Concerto confirms his return to the expansive lyricism of his earlier music, needs treating with caution. We can now hear continuities—especially rhythmic ones—in the Concerto for Orchestra that were less evident when it was new, while the later piece seems
Read more increasingly episodic in form and diffuse in style. This performance has always struck me as rather cautious, a quality reinforced by a recording that never gives the soloists the prominence they need. All the same, a welcome reissue.

-- Arnold Whittall, Gramophone [3/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Orchestra by Michael Tippett
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962-1963; England 
Date of Recording: 08/1964 
Venue:  London 
Length: 30 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2.
Concerto for Violin, Viola and Cello by Michael Tippett
Performer:  György Pauk (Violin), Nobuko Imai (Viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (Cello)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; England 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 34 Minutes 28 Secs. 

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