This new publication edited by our very own Co-ordinating Lecturer Dr Nicholas Jones, alongside Dr Kenneth Gloag, provides a wide ranging and accessible study of Tippett and his works.
Sir Michael Tippett is widely considered to be one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century, whose music continues to be performed to critical acclaim throughout the world.The Cambridge Companion to Tippett discusses the contexts and concepts of modernism, tradition, politics, sexuality and creativity that shaped Tippett’s music and ideas, engaging with archive materials, relevant literature and models of interpretation.
It features a range of international contributors including Arnold Whittall, Thomas Schuttenhelm, Suzanne Robinson, Edward Venn, Christopher Mark, Alistair Borthwick, Suzanne Cole, Iain Stannard and Joanna Bullivant.
As well as co-editing duties, Dr Jones has contributed a chapter on Tippett’s string quartets. Dr Gloag has contributed two chapters – one on Tippett’s concertos and one on his operas.