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Barbican Centre: Hall
|Tippett and Wagner at the Barbican|
|Michael Tippett died 14 years ago but his diverse canon has been relatively underrepresented since, the pacifist A Child of Our Time being perhaps the exception. In tonight’s Barbican outing, it was surprising but refreshing to see his Triple Concerto for violin, viola and cello, written in 1978–9, paired with Henk de Vlieger’s orchestral contraction of Wagner’s Ring cycle. The two mammoth works share the central concept of a journey but are otherwise rather different beasts.|
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