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Goodison, Nicholas (16 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)
Part 16 (tape 9 side A): Gervaise Jackson Stoppes, details. Jacob Rothschild, Nicholas Baring, Neil MacGregor, Alan Bowness, Hugh Grafton and son Charles, Bessborough, Andrew Devonshire and son, Lord Hartwell also members Dilettante Society. Charles Seebag Montefiore and Martin Drury are present secretaries. Being invited to join The Club. NG a member of The Whitehall Dining Club, aimed at bringing Whitehall and business together; limitations, details. Congestion charging for London roads. Commissioning John Taverner’s [JT] Fall & Resurrection for St Paul’s. Importance of music to NG. Father introduced him to music, details. Hearing Messaien led to NG attending works of contemporary composers. Wanted to encourage young performers and composers. Trustee of Kathleen Ferrier Awards, annual singing competition. 1999 City of London Festival Concert which premiered Taverner piece, commissioned by David Cohen. Judith and NG agreed to commission piano work by JT (Greek for obedience), details. Dinner with John and Marianna Taverner, Patricia Rozario. Dress rehearsal in St Paul’s for Fall & Resurrection; performance. Describes dinner in crypt for friends. Stage at which NG and J became involved as commissioners. Acoustics of St Paul’s.
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).