Sidonie Goossens

(1899—2004) harpist

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(b Liscard, Cheshire, 1899; d Betchworth, Surrey, 2004). Eng. harpist, sister of above. Début with orch. 1921. Prin. harpist BBC SO 1930–80, being especially adept at mastering avant-garde scores, e.g. those by Boulez. Prof. of hp., GSMD from 1960. MBE 1974. OBE 1981.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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