Music, Art and Poetry: 1944–1955
This Chapter continues the story of Hussey’s patronage from 1944 until his departure from Northampton in 1955. It produced a painting from Graham Sutherland; poetry from W.H. Auden and Norman Nicholson; and music from Malcolm Arnold, Lennox Berkeley, Edmund Rubbra and Gerald Finzi amongst others, including Benjamin Britten (for a second time). Those 12 years also saw the establishment of Hussey’s characteristic modus operandi, as he created ex nihilo a network of supportive critics, clergy and key players in the spheres of art, music and broadcasting.