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Tippett: A Child Of Our Time / Davis, Norman, Baker


Release Date: 10/22/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420075   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Michael Tippett
Performer:  John Shirley-QuirkJessye NormanDame Janet BakerRichard Cassilly
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Sir Colin Davis on Philips offer[s] more polished choral singing, and I prefer Davis's wholeheartedly dramatic reading (first issued in 1975)... Davis's soloists are also more robust, and although I'd prefer a more scrupulous attention to the score's dynamics (from Jessye Norman and Richard Cassilly, in particular) this vigour accords well with Davis's engaged view of the work. No conductor today has wider experience of Tippett's music from all periods, and Davis's sense of style always serves directness of expression, especially when he is accompanying Dame Janet Baker and John Shirley-Quirk.

-- Gramophone [12/1989]


...Davis can seem over-impulsive, as in the 'tango' movement... But Davis's reading
Read more as a whole packs an enormous dramatic punch, and this is one oratorio that suffers not at all from being brought close to the opera house... Davis's contralto, Dame Janet Baker, is ideal.

-- Gramophone [2/1993]
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Works on This Recording

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A child of our time by Michael Tippett
Performer:  John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Richard Cassilly (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; England 
Length: 65 Minutes 0 Secs. 

Sound Samples

A Child of our Time / Part 1: "The world turns on its dark side"
A Child of our Time / Part 1: "Man Has Measured The Heavens"
A Child of our Time / Part 1: "Is Evil Then Good?"
A Child of our Time / Part 1: "Now In Each Nation" - "When Shall The Userer's City Cease"
A Child of our Time / Part 1: "I Have No Money For My Bread"
A Child of our Time / Part 1: How can I cherish my man in such days...Steal away
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "A Star Rises In Mid-Winter"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "And A Time Came"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "O my son!"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "Nobody knows the trouble I see"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "The boy becomes desperate in his agony"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "They Took A Terrible Vengeance"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "Go Down, Moses"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: "My Dreams Are All Shattered"
A Child of our Time / Part 2: What have I done to you, my son?...O, by and by
A Child of our Time / Part 3: "The cold deepens"
A Child of our Time / Part 3: "The soul of man"
A Child of our Time / Part 3: "The words of wisdom are these"
A Child of our Time / Part 3: "I Would Know My Shadow And My Light"
A Child of our Time / Part 3: "Deep River"

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