Sir Eugene Goossens, Sir Eugene Goossens Presents A Royal Philharmonic Concert (1961)
The music is by Ravel, Debussy and Paul Dukas – so no complaints there. But this is my first time hearing this record, Sir Eugene Goosens was an English composer/conductor/arranger and he must have died very shortly after this album was released, chronology-wise; though this is a World Music Club offering so I’m not sure that the music was actually recorded in 1960/61 – it could have been repackaged from an earlier record. I have no idea where this one came from – usually I can remember receiving freebies or buying from a second hand store or garage sale or whatever, but here I have no idea at all. I have a modest collection of classical records, maybe nearly 100 I guess – something like that. And I have no idea how long this one has been in the house, but it has to be 8-10 years at least. And here I am on a first listen. Enjoying it very much. Especially the Debussy. I think Sirs Paul McCartney and George Martin were big fans. I feel like Debussy’s spirit is there floating through the “Pepperland” suite and Macca’s soundtrack to The Family Way.
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