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This review is from: Tippett - A Child of our Time (LSO/Colin Davis) (Audio CD)A Child of Our Time is a unique work - unique even within Tippett's very individual output - and seems to hold a special place in our hearts and minds. Certainly it is a work of prodigious confidence ... and that is perhaps the one clear sign that this is the work of a young man.
This account from Colin Davis - his third recording of the work, I think - is tense and thrilling. The LSO (and Chorus) play and sing with true commitment in this live recording. The soloists are very good. The results are breathtaking.
Does it compare well with the older Davis version with Janet Baker and Jessye Norman? Yes it does - it may not replace it but it has strong merits of its own.