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The Resource Michael Tippett : the biography, Oliver Soden

Michael Tippett : the biography, Oliver Soden

Label
Michael Tippett : the biography
Title
Michael Tippett
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Soden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The music of the British composer Michael Tippett - including the oratorio 'A Child of Our Time', five operas, and four symphonies - is among the most visionary of the 20th century. But little has been written about his extraordinary life. In this long-awaited first biography, Oliver Soden weaves a century-spanning narrative of epic scope and penetrating insight. Soden has discovered troves of unpublished letters and manuscripts, to which he was given unprecedented access, and recorded moving interviews with Tippett's friends and colleagues. He paints a memorable portrait of a powerful intellect and infectious personality: charming, stubborn, and great fun. But he also uncovers the sorrows and secrets that Tippett stowed away beneath his cheerfulness, not least the darker reaches of some tempestuous and often tragic love affairs
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soden, Oliver
Dewey number
  • 789 TIPPETT
  • 780.9'2
  • 780.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tippett, Michael
  • Composers
  • Biography
Label
Michael Tippett : the biography, Oliver Soden
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474606028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474606028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Michael Tippett : the biography, Oliver Soden
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781474606028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
750 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474606028
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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