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    Goodman, Isador (1909-2nd December  1982)

    He is a pianist, composer and teacher born in Cape Town, South Africa.  He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and performed in Europe and Great Britain before emigrating to Australia.  He became a teacher at the New South Wales Conservatory and performed with many leading orchestras including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra , being known as a champion of Liszt, Rachmaninov, and the Romantic period of music.  He was a lifelong friend of the composer and musical director Lindley Evans, and they both died on the same day in 1982.  His compositions include New Guinean Fantasy, which he composed on the island during the battle there in 1944, and the film scores for the 1935 The Burgomeister and 1955 Jedda .  His biography Isador Goodman: A Life in Music was published  in 1983 by his fourth wife Virginia Goodman

     

    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recordings

    Warsaw Concerto ( Richard Addinsell)

    DG 413 259-2 (CD: Warsaw Concerto)

    Conductor - Patrick Thomas

    Piano - Isador Goodman

     

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.gold-music.com/1573/Isador_Goodman.html
    2. http://www.musicweb.uk.net/classrev/2005/July05/Dangerous_moonlight_4767333.htm
    3. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0329101/

     

     

     

     

     

     



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