Penny Lecture: Michael Tippett – The Biography by Oliver Soden
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College London
Writer and broadcaster Oliver Soden introduces his new biography of composer Michael Tippett with a lecture illustrated by live performances from Morley College’s students and tutors.
During the Second World War Tippett was appointed Director of Music at Morley, and he speedily employed a number of refugee musicians, such as Walter Bergmann, Mátyás Seiber, and Walter Goehr. With their help and against all the odds he founded a concert series at the college that was soon acclaimed as one of Britain’s best and formed a music department that permanently altered and extended the musical repertoire enjoyed in this country.
6 – 8.00pm