Personalities | Leon Goossens | Modern Era | Classical

English oboist

Goossens became principal oboe of the Queen’s Hall Orchestra at the age of 17 and of the London Philharmonic Orchestra when it was founded in 1932. His refined playing and exquisite tone led many English composers to write for him, including Arthur Bliss (1891–1975) and Vaughan Williams.

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