Resonate: The Rose Lake by Michael Tippett
About the piece
Tippett’s final orchestral work, The Rose Lake, was inspired by Senegal’s Lake Retba – famed for transforming through vivid shades of pink under the midday-sun. The piece explores questions that preoccupied Tippett throughout his career, entrancing the listener with sonorities and techniques of non-Western cultures, rototom rhythms and shifting orchestral colours.
About the composer
Sir Michael Tippett (1905 – 1998) rose to prominence during WWII and during his lifetime was ranked as one of the leading British composers. His early music was largely lyrical, before adopting a more experimental style with jazz and blues influences after his first trip to America in 1965.
Championed by London Symphony Orchestra