Eugene Goossens Archive
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”; Symphony No. 3, “Polish” – Cincinnati Sym. Orch./ Eugene Goossens/ National Sym. Orch./ Hans Kindler – Guild
Guild restores the first “complete” recorded editions of Tchaikovsky’s middle symphonies.
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A cross-section of works from this composer/conductor, who in his earlier works was influenced by Debussy, Ravel and Stravinsky.
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4; SCRIABIN: Reverie; PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 1 “Classical” – Philharmonia Orch./ Thomas Schippers (Tchaikovsky)/ Sir Eugene Goossens (Scriabin)/ The Pro Arte Orch./ Goossens – First Hand Records
A triad of cracker-jack performances of Russian fare by British ensembles, of which the Scriabin Reverie stands out for its burgeoning eroticism.
The Second Sonata is the finest music on offer here.
Eugene Goossens: London Recordings Vol. 1 = BALAKIREV; TCHAIKOVSKY; RIMSKY-KORSAKOV; BORODIN – New Symphony Orch. (Balakirev)/ London Philharmonic/Goossens – Historical-Recordings
Virtually peerless interpretations of Russian music by the Eugene Goossens who at this period, 1930-1938, still enjoyed an unsullied distinction for orchestral flair.
Goossens in Cincinnati, Volume 2 = VAUGHAN WILIAMS: Symphony No. 2; RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome – Cincinnati Sym.Orch. /Eugene Goossens – Historic-Recordings
Perhaps we should recall that Respighi studied orchestration with Rimsky-Korsakov.
Goossens in Cincinnati, Volume 1 = GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1; DELIUS: Walk to the Paradise Garden; STRAVINSKY: Le Chant du Rossignol; CHABRIER: Marche Joyeuse; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 – Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Sir Eugene Goosens – Historic Rec.
Transfers a series of Goossens’ marvelously vivid, often emotionally pungent, recordings in this first volume of performances, 1945-1946.