Only Connect - Sir Michael Tippett <> Priaulx Rainier
How are these sitters connected?
Sir Michael Kemp Tippett
by Martin Rose
by George Newson
18 October 1984
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.
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