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Michael Tippett attended the Royal College of Music (1923–1928) and was recognised as one of Britain's leading composers with the first performance of his three-part oratorio A Child of our Time, at the Adelphi Theatre in 1944. Tippett enjoyed a long career composing choral works, symphonies, concertos, string quartets and five operas, finding inspiration in Beethoven, Elizabethan madrigals, folk, jazz and blues.
acrylic on canvas
H 107 x W 76.5 cm