This Companion provides a wide ranging and accessible study of one of the most individual composers of the twentieth century. A team of international scholars shed new light on Tippett's major works and draw attention to those that have not yet received the attention they deserve.
Author: Michael Tippett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 1995
This is a collection of Sir Michael Tippett's essays and articles drawn from his two previously published collections (Moving into Aquarius and Music of the Angels, both long out of print), plus a selection of new material, chiefly on Tippett's more recent works. The essays, many revised and all now made available in a single edition, will be published to mark Sir Michael's 90th year, during which many celebrations and performances are planned worldwide.
Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Roddy Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.
The autobiography of Britain's greatest living composer is as idiosyncratic as the man himself, revealing his insatiable curiosity about people and places, ideas and sensations, and music of every kind. Vigorous, brave, funny, candid about his sexual and emotional life, Sir Michael has written a remarkable, memorable book.