Michael Tippett Biography

Michael Tippett
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Birthday: January 2, 1905

Died At Age: 93

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Michael Kemp Tippett

Born Country: England

Born in: London, England

Famous as: Composer

Atheists Composers

Family:

father: Henry William Tippett

mother: Isabel Clementina Binny Kemp

Died on: January 8, 1998

place of death: London, England

City: London, England

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education: Royal College of Music

awards: 1976 - Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society
1959 - CBE
1966 - knighthood

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Who was Michael Tippett?

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett was a prolific British composer of the 20th century, a humanitarian and a pacifist. The entire gamut of his work comprises of five operas, four symphonies, five string quartets, numerous songs and choral settings, four piano sonatas, orchestral works like the ‘Triple Concerto’, and works for voices and orchestra such as “The Vision of Saint Augustine,” etc. Tippet was imprisoned for three month for being a conscientious objector during the Second World War. He was also one of the first gay composers, who confessed his sexual orientation in public and used his music to explore the issues of sexuality.Though the libretti of his operas, which he often wrote himself, he faced stern criticism. However, that hardly deterred him from expressing his ideas or political thoughts through his works. Throughout his lifetime, he remained an avid learner of music. As a conductor, he recorded many of his own works.

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