Only Connect - Sir Michael Tippett <> Priaulx Rainier

How are these sitters connected?

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, by Martin Rose, 1989 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
NPG 6043

Priaulx Rainier, by George Newson, 18 October 1984 - NPG  - © George Newson / Lebrecht Music & Arts

Priaulx Rainier
by George Newson
18 October 1984
NPG x33552

The connection
In 1953 Tippett and Rainier put on a failed St Ives Festival, for which Tippett wrote a fanfare to be played from the church tower of St la.

Find out more about Tippett connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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