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The Goossens A Musical Century
Title: The Goossens A Musical Century
Author: Carole Rosen
Publisher: Andre Deutsch
Year Published: 1993
Our Price: £40.15 GBP ($61.43 USD)
Description: Andre Deutsch: 1993, first edition hardcover in dust jacket: approximately 6.5 x 9.5 inches tall: 524 pages including index: black and white photographic illustrations. Synopsis: A comprehensive biography of the Goossen family, with emphasis on the outstanding musical careers, personal acheivements and and private lives of the five members of the third generation: -- Adolphe: gifted horn player and composer, killed at the Battle of the Somme; Leon: the the most famous oboe player in the world after the First World War; Marie: Principal Harp of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the London Symphony Orchestra, subsequently session player for films, records and television. Sidonie: founder member and Principal Harp of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and acclaimed soloist at the 1991 Last Night of the Proms, a few weeks before her 92nd birthday; and Eugenie Goossens the Third: Composer of operas Judith and Don Juan de Manara, Conductor of his own orchestra at the Queens Hall, Covent Garden, and the Alhambra, Musical Director of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Conductor and developer of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia, discoverer of Joan Sutherland, and part instigator of the construction of the Sydney Opera House .Condition: very clean and good overall.
Condition: Collectable- Very Good
Type: Used Books