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Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century.

Tippett was regarded by many as an outsider in British music, a view that may have been related to his early conscientious objection and his homosexuality. His pacifist beliefs led to a prison sentence in World War II, and for many years his music was considered ungratefully written for voices…

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  • Michael Tippett: Sinfonia n.2 (1956/1957) -- http://youtu.be/pNwRVL-rZFc
  • The 4th Symphony is brilliant!
  • The music for string orchestra is huggable.
  • Judging by the evidence here: criminally neglected.
  • His string quartets are hauntingly beautiful.

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