Michael Tippett: Remembering Tippett

Michael Tippett: Remembering Tippett

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Release Date: 1st January 2005 

To mark the centenary of Tippett's birth in 2005, this disc presents for the first time on CD three premiere recordings of his music from the 1940s: the Concerto for Double String Orchestra (recorded 1943) conducted by Walter Goehr; the Fantasy Sonata for Piano, performed in 1941 by Phyllis Sellick; and the String Quartet No.2, recorded in 1947 by the Zorian Quartet. Also included is the first recording of Tallis's 40-part motet Spem in alium, recorded in 1948 with Tippett himself conducting the choir of Morley College, London.



The Fantasy Sonata for piano was recorded in 1941 at Decca's London studios by Phyllis Sellick for Rimington, Van Wyck 108-10 S (released 1941) 

The Concerto for Double String Orchestra was recorded at Levy's Sound Studios, 73 New Bond St, London W1, in summer 1943, by Walter Goehr and his orchestra. Schott 6559-64 (private recording, 1943) 

The String Quartet No.2 in  F sharp was recorded at Decca's London studios on 18-20 December 1947, by the Zorian Quartet
Olive Zorian and Marjorie Lavers, violins
Winifred Copperwheat viola 
Norina Semino cello 

Tallis's Spem in alium was recorded at HMV's Abbey Road studio's on 7 October 1948 by Morley College Choir, conducted by Michael Tippet. 

SIMON HARAM Remastering 
COLIN MATTHEWS Executive Producer  

Release Date: 1st January 2005 
Cat No. NMC D103