Benjamin Britten's Nocturnal – a new historical feature
In this 3-part historical series, Stephen Goss and Laura Snowden uncover the compositional and interpretive details inside one of the greatest pieces written for the classical guitar – Nocturnal.
The series features an extended exploration from Goss on Benjamin Britten and the compositional details he put into the piece. In part two, he is joined by Snowden who shares her experience studying the work with Julian Bream – its commissioner and dedicatee –and how his tutelage influenced her own artistic interpretation.
Altogether, this series provides a look into not only the details of the composition but also a window into the minds behind the creation of this piece: Britten and Bream.