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Goodison, Nicholas (30 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives

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    Banking; Stockbroking

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    City Lives

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    Interviewee's home, London

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    Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Courtney, Cathy, 1954- (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 30 (tape 21 side A): Recording 12 April 2006 [Interference on tape, mic quickly changed] Met Mervyn King [MK] recently at National Gallery, MK now a Trustee of National Gallery, also sees him in connection with music; MK invited NG and JG to join syndicate to commission piece of Hugh Watkins [HW] for London Symphony Orchestra, details friendship MK and syndicate to commission piece proposed by LSO, later played at Barbican. HW one of the composers NG and JG have approached for their Wigmore Hall quartets. Roger Gifford, Andy Prindle?, Martin Taylor, members of syndicate. Details piece, Telos 135,135 bars lasting four and a half minutes, for baroque trumpet from Peter Maxwell Davies [PMD] commissioned for NG and JG's joint birthdays, 135 years between them; party and first performance at Wallace Collection. Consulted Christopher Lawrence?, Academy of Ancient Music, JG a Trustee. Subsequent performances and recording Telos 135. Further details syndicate and costs of commissioning music. Rehearsals and performance of PMD piece at Wallace Collection. "

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    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–).

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    Sir Nicholas Goodison interviewed by Cathy Courtney: full interview transcript

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