photo by Dan Dry
Philip Gossett, coeditor (with Fabrizio Scipioni) of the critical edition of Gioacchino Rossini's opera La gazzetta (The Newspaper), discovered a previously unknown quintet as a consequence of research for the edition. When New England Conservatory presents the U.S. premiere of the critical edition in April 2013, audiences will hear the world premiere performance of the Act I quintet, which was identified in 2011, nine years after the publication of the critical edition itself. More on this.
Gossett visits NEC during March and April to advise at rehearsals and speak on the scholarly research that has made these performances possible.
Today's lecture is an expanded version of the pre-concert lecture that Gossett will give prior to the premiere performance of La gazzetta this weekend.
Philip Gossett will return to NEC in May to receive an honorary Doctor of Music degree. More on this.