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Colin Davis / Neville Marriner

Tippett: Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles & Music for Strings (CD)

This collection includes the much requested first release on CD of Davis’ charming and beautifully realised Philips recording of the ‘Suite in D major for the birthday of Prince Charles’ as well as three virtuoso performances of music for strings with Marriner and the Academy.

Tippett never hesitated to go his own way. He was expelled from grammar school for attempting to convert his friends to atheism, espoused Trotskyism and, in 1943, was jailed for three months as a conscientious objector. Tippett’s time would come, by the 1960s and 70s, thanks to younger interpreters such as Colin Davis who were unfazed by the supposed technical and stylistic ‘difficulty’ of his music. He was knighted in 1966.

Fanfare for Brass
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Suite in D major for the Birthday of Prince Charles*
London Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis

Fantasia Concertante on a theme of Corelli
Little Music for String Orchestra
Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner

* First Release on CD