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Posts tagged ‘Michael Tippett’

BOTW: Tippett and Kristallnacht

this morning (wednesday 17th), 9.45-10.00am, on bbc radio 4 

michael tippett (read by oliver soden) (3rd of 5 episodes) (in the book of the week series)

“3. War in Europe approaches and the world turns dark. Tippett composes A Child of Our Time at the height of the Blitz and faces the consequences of his pacifism.”

The work was inspired by events that affected Tippett profoundly: the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government’s reaction in the form of a violent pogrom against its Jewish population—called Kristallnacht.

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