Tippett, Sir Michael (Kemp)
- Geraint Lewis
(b London, Jan 2, 1905; d London, Jan 8, 1998). English composer. His reputation as one of the most significant and original composers of the 20th century was hard won and established at an unusually late stage in his singleminded career. His five mature operas (all to his own librettos) are in many ways the most important pillars of his extensive compositional development and enshrine the wide-ranging musical and extra-musical concerns of a creative lifetime....