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Those Twentieth Century Blues Michael Tippett

Those Twentieth Century Blues By Michael Tippett

Those Twentieth Century Blues by Michael Tippett


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Summary

This is the autobiography of the composer Sir Michael Tippett. Imprisoned during World War II as a conscientious objector he was also a member of the Communist Party. His compositions include "A Child of our Time", "King Priam", "The Knotgarden" and "The Mask of Time".

Those Twentieth Century Blues Summary

Those Twentieth Century Blues: An Autobiography by Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Tippett's life has always been exceptional - expelled from prep school after prep school, from the age of seven he had to travel across war-torn Europe alone to stay with his nomadic parents in the school holidays. But he always knew that he wanted to be a composer as strongly as he knew he was homosexual. He was imprisoned during World War II as a conscientious objector when his friends - Britten, Sitwell, Eliot, Fry - all escaped prosecution, and was briefly a member of the Communist Party. For years he had a close relationship with his cousin Fresca who finally committed suicide when it became clear that Tippett could never marry her. All this happened against a background of Jungian analysis and composition of masterpieces such as "A Child of our Time", "King Priam", "The Knotgarden" and "The Mask of Time". This is Tippett's autobiography.

Additional information

GOR002066558
9780091753078
0091753074
Those Twentieth Century Blues: An Autobiography by Michael Tippett
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
1991-09-19
416
N/A
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