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Goodison, Nicholas (33 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 33 (tape 22 side B): Wigmore Hall audience falls away if contemporary music is programmed. Julian Phillips and Joseph Phibbs commissions, details. Julian Phillips' piece. Gerald Finlay, singer, Bill Lions, Lines, farewell concert; GF told a week before Julian Phillips concert that he couldn't sing, baritone was sung by David Wilson Johnson [DWJ], details of movement DWJ added. Rehearsal of Julian Phillips piece, details Julian. Joseph Phibbs, use of Edith Sitwell poems, details. Audience and response to these concerts. Hugh Watkins' Goodison quartet will be performed in 2007, isn't yet written. Possibility that NG and JG will commission more in conjunction with Wigmore Hall. NG and JG commissioned Wales and Wales furniture for Fitzwilliam [no detail yet], also personal W&W furniture for themselves; have continued to donate pieces to Fitzwilliam, eg cast glass piece from Claire Henshaw, glass maker. Restoration of Rodin's Burgher's of Calais, Victoria Tower Gardens; National Art Collection Fund gave Burghers to Nation in 1914, one of three casts, Rodin wanted it near the Houses of Parliament. History of the Rodin piece in its London site, Eric Gill's lettering, National Art Collections Fund, and NG's involvement re personally funding restoration and making of new plinth; unveiling; piece is going to be lent to Royal Academy exhibition. No government recognition re Rodin restoration or NG's contribution to National Art Collections Fund.
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–).