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Chamber Music


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EUGENE GOOSSENS remains for us an English composer, for we are not prepared to admit that his continued sojourn in the United States affects the issue of his nationality and our right to claim him as one of our most brilliant younger musicians. The Goossens family has been intimately associated with English music for close on sixty years. Eugene's grandfather was born in Bruges in 1845, and came to England in 1873, later being appointed conductor to the Carl Rosa Opera Company. His son later succeeded him with the same company, and with such antecedents it was only natural that the present Eugene, born in 1893, should have opera and conducting in his blood. Succeeding an early experience as a violinist with leading orchestras in London he began conducting at first during Sir Thomas Beecham 's opera season over twenty years ago and proved incontestably that though scarcely more than a boy he was already a conductor by instinct. His career since then has been one of astonishing brilliance. He now holds the post of conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and is rightly esteemed as one of the three or four most famous conductors in America, which is very near to saying of the world. Fortunately, he has found time to write a considerable number of compositions, which include symphonic works, chamber music, songs, and pianoforte works, incidental music for the theatre, and two operas to the text of the late Arnold Bennett.
His idiom is modern and original, and he is numbered in the van of those composers who have participated in the twentieth-century renaissance of British music.
Of the transmitters shown in the heading above, this programme will be given by Daventry (1,500 m.) only, from 10.30 to
16.30, and from 19.55 to 20.50. Closing down times appear on the following page.
Tim* Signal, Greenwich, at 10.30


Oboe: Francesco Ticciati
Tenor: Parry Jones
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Arnold Bennett.

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