Léon Goossens

Born 12 June 1897. Died 13 February 1988
Léon Goossens
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1897-06-12
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Léon Goossens

Léon Goossens Biography (Wikipedia)

Léon Jean Goossens, CBE, FRCM (12 June 1897 – 13 February 1988) was a British oboist.

He was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, and studied at the Royal College of Music. His father was violinist and conductor Eugène Goossens, his brother the conductor and composer Eugene Aynsley Goossens and his sisters the harpists Marie and Sidonie Goossens.

During the early and middle parts of the 20th century, he was considered among the premier oboists in the world. He joined the Queen's Hall Orchestra (conducted by Henry Wood) at the age of 15 and was later (1932) engaged by Sir Thomas Beecham for the newly founded London Philharmonic Orchestra, but he also enjoyed a rich solo and chamber-music career. He became famous for a uniquely pleasing sound no other oboist could match. Oboists of the past had tended to be divided between the French school (elegant but thin and reedy in tone) and the German (full and rounded but rather clumsy, with little or no vibrato), but Goossens brought together the best qualities of both styles.

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Léon Goossens Tracks

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Alec Templeton
Scherzo Caprice For Oboe And Piano
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Scherzo Caprice For Oboe And Piano
Léon Goossens
Irish Song
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Irish Song
Edward Elgar
Soliloquy, arr. Jacob for oboe and string orchestra [orig. oboe solo]
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Soliloquy, arr. Jacob for oboe and string orchestra [orig. oboe solo]
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in D minor
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Concerto in D minor
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1972: Prom 02
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-07-22T22:49:30
22
Jul
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 02

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1961: Prom 05
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Royal Albert Hall
1961-07-27T22:49:30
27
Jul
1961

Proms 1961: Prom 05

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1959: Prom 11
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Royal Albert Hall
1959-08-06T22:49:30
6
Aug
1959

Proms 1959: Prom 11

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1958: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1958-08-16T22:49:30
16
Aug
1958

Proms 1958: Prom 19

19:30
Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1955: Prom 12
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Royal Albert Hall
1955-08-05T22:49:30
5
Aug
1955

Proms 1955: Prom 12

19:30
Royal Albert Hall

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