Skip to comments.Philip Gossett, scholar of 19th-century Italian opera, is dead at 75
Posted on 06/14/2017 10:31:27 AM PDT by EveningStar
Dr. Philip Gossett, a retired music scholar and professor of music at the University of Chicago who was considered one of the world's foremost experts on 19th-century Italian opera, died Monday at his home in the Hyde Park neighborhood. He was 75.
The cause of death was progressive supernuclear palsy, a rare degenerative disease, according to his son, Jeffrey.
Gossett was widely respected as an authority on the operas of Gioachino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi, having served as general editor of the collected Rossini works and coordinating editor of the collected Verdi works. The latter edition was published by the University of Chicago Press and Casa Ricordi, Milan.
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I’m sure I never came close to reading anything he wrote, but I celebrate his scholarship.
Bravo, sir. RIP.
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