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Eugene Goossens

Eugène Goossens has been the name of three notable musicians:

Eugène Goossens (1845 - 1906) was a conductor.

He was born in Bruges and studied at the conservatoire in Brussels. He conducted a number of opera companies throughout Europe, but became famous with the Carl Rosa Company in England, where he worked from 1873.

This Eugène Goossens was the father of the following:

Eugène Goossens (1867 - 1958) was a conductor and violinist.

He was born in Bordeaux and studied at the conservatoire in Brussels and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He played under his father with the Carl Rosa Company, becoming principal conductor there in 1899.

This Eugène Goossens was the father of the oboist Léon Goossens, the harpists Marie Goossens and Sidonie Goossens, and the following Eugène:

Eugène Aynsley Goossens (May 26, 1893 - June 13, 1962) was a conductor and composer.

He was born in London and studied music in Bruges, Liverpool, and London at the Royal College of Music (under Charles Villiers Stanford among others). He was a violinist in the Queen's Hall Orchestra from 1912 to 1915 before coming to attention as a conductor with a performance of Stanford's opera The Critic (1916). In 1921 he gave the British concert premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. From 1931 to 1946 he was conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and from 1947 to 1956 he worked in Australia, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other groups.

Among his works as a composer is a concerto for oboe, written for his brother, Léon Goossens.