1959 Moving into Aquarius
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First Edition, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Dustwrapper
The first edition of this work. A scarce autobiographical work in excellent condition by Michael Tippett, ranked as one of the leading British composers of the twentieth century. Some of his most noted works are A Child of Our Time, the orchestral Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli, and the opera The Midsummer Marriage.
This unconventional autobiography explores the place of the composer, his approach to music, and his philosophy on life.
A unified and personal statement which achieves both depth and clarity. A significant volume with an articulate statement on the position of a composer in Britain during the twentieth century.
With the unclipped dust wrapper.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally lovely with only minor shelf wear. The dust wrapper is unclipped and very smart with only minor shelf wear and minor chipping to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with a frontispiece.
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