Eugene Goossens


Eugene Goossens (1867-1958) must not be confused either with his father or his son, both also called Eugene, He was chief conductor with the Burns-Crotty, Arthur Rouseby and Moody-Manners companies which existed before the First World War. He was also chief conductor for the Carl Rosa Company from 1899 to 1915 before joining Beecham’s company. It was his son who composed the operas in which Noble created roles. Goossens made a few recordings by the acoustic process but his crowning glory was undoubtedly this Pagliacci which was recorded in the Scala Theatre in March 1927.