Philip Gossett: when Britten’s talent was still not acknowledged

8 May 2012

In 1945 many intellectuals thought that the grand opera was dead and gone. They were proved wrong, when Benjamin Britten wrote its first work. Ahead of our next “Prima delle prime” conference, we asked our guest speaker, musicologist Philip Gossett (below), why the British composer had to undergo a sort of ostracism in the postwar […]