Edmund Rubbra in Oslo - the 1950's

from Letter from Edmund Rubbra to his wife Antoinette, undated [?early 1950s], page 35:

Who do you think I sat next to, darling? The Crown Prince of Norway! Not that that was any inspiration, for he fidgeted all through, looked round at everything, read all through the names of the members of the orchestra several times, belched, and looked thoroughly bored. But I suppose there was no reason really why he should have been interested in Delius, Walton and Elgar!
cite as

Jenny Pery, Letter from Edmund Rubbra to his wife Antoinette, undated [?early 1950s]. In Jenny Pery (ed.), Benedict Rubbra: Point of Balance (Wellington, 2008), p. 35. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1400509362601 accessed: 20 November, 2017

location of experience: Oslo


Edmund Rubbra
composer, Composer pianist and university lecturer, lecturer, Pianist

Listening to

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orchestral works
written by Sir Edward Elgar
orchestral works
written by Delius
orchestral works
written by Sir William Walton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment indoors, in the company of others, in public


The letter is undated, but Rubbra toured Scandinavia as a member of a piano trio in the early 1950s.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 19 May 2014 15:22:42 +0100