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Tippett, Michael, 1905-1998

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  • Fuller Name

    • Michael Kemp
  • Variants

    • Tippett, Michael Kemp, Sir, 1905-
    • Tippett, Michael, Sir, 1905-1998
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1905-01-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1998-01-08
    • Has Affiliation

    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Labour Party (Great Britain). Bolshevik-Leninist Group
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        Gay men
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        Conscientious objectors
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    • Birth Place

        London (England)
    • Death Place

        London (England)
    • Associated Locale

    • Associated Locale

        Great Britain
    • Birth Place

        Eastcote (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        Wetherden (England)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • 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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