Ballet Suite No.3 (4) Dmitri Shostakovich Download 'Ballet Suite No.3 (4)' on iTunes
This image appears in the gallery:
Composers in the clink: Classical music breaking the law!
Michael Tippett, like many composers, was a conscientious objector to the Second World War effort. This meant that he went to prison. Tippett was a staunch pacifist, and his spell in prison combined with what he saw as the moral injustice of war led him to compose his anti-war masterpiece, 'A Child Of Our Time'.