Notes & Reviews:
The late Sir Michael Tippett's oratorio A Child Of Our Time both re-affirmed and transformed the genre. The most striking and brilliant transformation is the composer's choice of the Negro Spiritual in place of the congregational hymn. Composed between 1939-41 and premiered in 1944, it was born out of a very personal sense of human deprivation and hardship then afoot in 1930s England. Recorded in 1992, this Chandos re-release, featuring an all African-American singing cast and the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, honors the legacy of the late English conductor Sir Richard Hickox.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Blcakheath Concert Hall, London SE 3 (07/06/1992-07/08/1992).
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- Conductor: Richard Hickox
- Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Blcakheath Concert Hall, London SE 3 (07/06/1992-07/08/1992)
- Running Time: 68 min. 18 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Cantata/Oratorio
- Written: 1939-1941