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Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998

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  • Fuller Name

    • Michael Kemp
  • Variants

    • us: Tippett, Michael, Sir, 1905-1998
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    • Tippett, Michael Kemp, Sir, 1905-
  • Sources

    • found: His A child of our time, 1944.
    • found: New Grove (Tippett, Sir Michael (Kemp); b. Jan. 2, 1905, London; English composer)
    • found: New York times, Jan. 10, 1998: p. A11 (Sir Michael Tippett, 93, composer, d. Jan. 8, 1998, London; b. Michael Kemp Tippett, Jan. 2, 1905, London)
    • found: Paget, Clive. The 10 greatest gay composers, via Limelight website, posted February 28, 2016, viewed on December 4, 2017 (Michael Tippett (1905-1998); Sir Michael Tippett; an atheist and Trotskyite; openly homosexual; pacifist who served a jail sentence as a conscientious objector; one of the few twentieth century composers who examined and discussed his own sexuality; first composer to seriously portray gay characters in his operas The Knot Garden and King Priam) {}
    • found: Hewett, Ivan. Michael Tippett: a visionary in the shadow of his rival, in The telegraph, 19 Oct. 2012, viewed online December 4, 2017 ("Michael Tippett and Benjamin Britten are the two great poles of British post-war music. ... Both men were gay, in that circumspect way that the mores of mid-20th-century Britain demanded. ... They were both pacifists, and registered as conscientious objectors during the war.") {}
    • found: Wikipedia, December 4, 2017 (Michael Tippett; Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905-8 January 1998); English composer; a pacifist after 1940, he was imprisoned in 1943 for refusing to carry out war-related duties required by his military exemption; initial difficulties in accepting his homosexuality led him in 1939 to Jungian psychoanalysis; the Jungian dichotomy of "shadow" and "light" remained a recurring factor in his music; born in Eastcote; shortly after, the family moved to Wetherden in Suffolk; atheist; joined the British Communist Party in 1935; membership was brief; the influence of Trotsky's History of the Russian Revolution had led him to embrace Trotskyism, while the party maintained a strict Stalinist line. Tippett resigned after a few months when he saw no chance of converting his local party to his Trotskyist views. According to his obituarist J.J. Plant, Tippett then joined the Bolshevik-Leninist Group within the Labour Party, where he continued to advocate Trotskyism until at least 1938; died London)
  • LC Classification

    • ML410.T467
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-05-22: new
    • 2017-12-05: revised
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