Leon Goossens

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    Oboe Concerto in C K314/271k (1998 Remastered Version): I. Allegro apertoLeon Goossens
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    Arnold Bax: Quintet for oboe and strings: III - Allegro giocosoLeon Goossens
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    Brahms: Violin Concerto: Opening Of 2nd MovementLeon Goossens
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    Mozart Oboe Quartet: I - AllegroLeon Goossens
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    Mozart Oboe Quartet: AdagioLeon Goossens

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        Leon Goossens was one of the two most influential oboe virtuosos of the 20th century, the other being Marcel Tabuteau, the celebrated first oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Goossens was born in Liverpool, England, in June 1897, into a family of musicians; his father and brother (both named Eugene) were famous conductors, while his two sisters became prominent harpists. Leon's first musical training was on the piano. He took up the oboe under the tutelage of Charles Reynolds a... Read more

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