Michael Tippett - Conscientious Objector
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10 of the greatest composers who broke the law
3. Michael Tippett - Conscientious Objector
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'.