14 Dec 2014

John Amis Composer Portraits - Michael Tippett

From Appointment, 7:00 pm on 14 December 2014
Sir Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett Photo: Nicky Johnston

Few British composers have responded as deeply to world events as Michael Tippett. His oratorio A Child of our Time, was an impassioned protest against the persecution and tyranny he saw happening throughout the world in 1939, at the onset of World War II.

John Amis looks particularly at Tippett's music from 1939 up until the time he made this programme in 1981 (RNZ).