Release Date: June 1, 2008
Editor’s Choice Gramophone
Opera and Vocal Disc of the Month ‘Unmissable’Classic FM Magazine
‘Colin Davis’s touch is masterly … The orchestral playing is peerless’
International Record Review, UK
Tippett’s response to the infamous Kristallnacht pogrom against the Jews in 1938 was his first major statement as an artist. Tippett took the title, A Child of Our Time, from a novel about a Nazi solider who suffers for showing compassion, whilst the intensity of the piece is heightened by his use of spiritual songs at the end of each section.