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Tippett, the composer and his music

Author: Ian Kemp
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Michael Tippett; Michael Tippett; Michael Tippett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Kemp
ISBN: 0192820176 9780192820174
OCLC Number: 14188154
Notes: Reprint, with corrections. Originally published: London : Eulenburg Books ; New York : Da Capo Press, 1984.
Description: xi, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A short biography : Family background ; Childhood and schooling ; Student years ; Oxted ; Music and politics in the 1930s ; The war years and Morley college ; Writings and performances ; Recent years The composer and his music : One: 1923-34 : Formative attitudes ; Student works --
Two: 1934-52 : The composer in context ; Compositional techniques : Form and tonality ; Harmony ; Rhythm ; The Sonata Principle: four early works : String quartet no. 1 ; A song of liberty ; Piano sonata no. 1 ; Concerto for double string orchestra ; A child of our time : Historical background ; The text in general ; The text in detail ; The music ; Completion of a strategy : Minor works ; Fantasia on a theme of Handel ; Boyhood's end ; String quartet no. 2 ; String quartet no. 3 ; Symphony no. 1 ; The Midsummer marriage : Compositional background ; The libretto ; The music --
Three: 1952-58 : Operatic aftermath ; Occasional works ; Five major works : The Heart's assurance ; Fantasia concertante on a theme of Corelli ; Concerto for piano and orchestra ; Sonata for four horns ; Symphony no. 2 --
Four: 1958-76 : Tippet's change of style ; Technical features ; 'King Priam' and its vocal and instrumental successors : Compositional background ; The opera and its music ; Minor works ; Piano sonata no. 2 and concerto for orchestra ; The vision of Saint Augustine ; Tippet's expressionism : General considerations ; The knot garden ; Songs for dov ; Symphony no. 3 ; Piano sonata no. 3 ; The ice break --
Postscript:1976-.
Responsibility: Ian Kemp.
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