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The legendary British oboist Leon Goossens inspired all the composers represented on this recording, and they wrote all but one of the pieces for his oboe, on which he premièred the works by Delius, Bax, Bliss, and Finzi featured here. The piece by Vaughan Williams is written for cor anglais, but Goossens's precious instrument also premièred Vaughan Williams's Oboe Concerto, in 1944. Nicolas Daniel has, with special permission from Goossens's daughter Jennie, recorded the Delius Interludes on Leon Goossens's (now 110-year-old) Oboe, rather than his own modern instrument, and contributes a fascinating booklet note on the influence and experience of playing this instrument.