Michael Tippett - Quotes

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Music is a performance and needs the audience.

Music is a performance and needs the audience.

I am quite certain in my heart of hearts that modern music and modern art is not a conspiracy, but is a form of truth and integrity for those who practise it honestly, decently and with all their being. ---->>>

Nature has different times. ---->>>

Music remains the most strange of the materials because we don't understand what happens when music moves you. ---->>>

Public notice does not necessarily accord with internal fulfilment. ---->>>

The blues are like the fugue in 18th century. It's probably the music that belongs most to our time. ---->>>

Music is a performing art, as any Native American will tell you. It isn't there in the score. ---->>>

My true function within a society which embraces all of us is to continue an age-old tradition. This tradition is to create images from the depths of the imagination and to give them form, whether visual, intellectual or musical. ---->>>

I think we're all pretty odd. ---->>>

Poetry is fascinating. As soon as it begins the poetry has changed the thing into something extra, and somehow prose can go over into poetry. ---->>>

I've seldom become nostalgic or settled. ---->>>

Shakespeare fascinated me. He hardly ever left the country. His imagination was worldwide though reading. ---->>>

Beethoven suppressed everything, his personal life disappeared until he was locked inside. That is a figure quite extreme. ---->>>

Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare's theater. ---->>>

Conductors don't suffer, they are part of the performance. ---->>>

I remain a humanist. We are a very curious race. ---->>>

I'm outside the music I've made. I have no interest in it. ---->>>

Shiva danced the world into existence... that's a very nice thought. ---->>>

The Greek sculptor - I don't think he was very different from any of us. ---->>>

The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare. ---->>>

This is something special. You can attempt to have a kind of non-living music. ---->>>

When we use terms we get confused, yet we have no other way. ---->>>


Nationality: English
Born: 01-02, 1905
Die: 01-08, 1998
Occupation: Composer

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett OM CH CBE (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War. In his lifetime he was sometimes ranked with his contemporary Benjamin Britten as one of the leading British composers of the 20th century (wikipedia)