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The Cambridge Companion to Michael Tippett

Tippett book coverSir 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. A new publication co-edited by Dr Kenneth Gloag and Dr Nicholas Jones provides a wide ranging and accessible study of Tippett and his works.

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 Gloag has contributed two chapters – one on Tippett’s concertos and one on his operas. Dr Jones has contributed a chapter on Tippett’s string quartets.

The Cambridge Companion to Tippett has just been published by Cambridge University Press.