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Goodison, Nicholas (32 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 32 (tape 22 side A): David Cohen's [DC] health problems. Reaction to first knowing he had prostate cancer, experience enables NG to talk to friends in similar positions. Has had two colleagues die of brain tumors, distress at this. Conversations within family re illness and death. Premature death of Andrew Raven. Medical help NG has had; decision re radiotherapy or operation. Friendship with DC, met on board of English National Opera. DC commissioned John Tavener work, led to NG commissioning Tavener, details. DC's gift to NG and JG on their birthdays. NG gave speech at DC's seventy fifth birthday; further details friendship, both Trustees of English National Opera Trust; DC's divorce and remarriage. DC and music. JG a trustee of Handel House, details. NG hasn't had further involvement with John Tavener, takes view that should encourage younger composers as well rather than extending involvement with JT. Further details development re string quartets with voice commissioned for Wigmore Hall. Bill Lineham, Lines, Lions? Wigmore Hall. Gordon Kerry, Australian composer [GK]. Julian Phillips. Joseph Phibbs. GK's piece, Country Music, Goodison Quartet No 1; reason why NG has never heard this piece. Belcheck/Velcher Quartet? Katherine Wynn Hodges?. GK piece will be performed in 2006, further details about piece and GK. Aim to encourage others to commission music; negotiations and contracts are between the musicians and Wigmore Hall, NG and JG agree the budget.
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–).