Benedict Rubbra et al. in Christ's Hospital - 23 November, 1955
from Benedict Rubbra's School Diaries 1947-56, page 34:
The big school clock has just struck eight on the evening of 23rd November 1955. I have just heard a beautiful performance of my father's 4th symphony (the Scottish BBC Symphony Orchestra are broadcasting all six in a series). What appealed to me in the 4th was the perpetual flowing, like a slow wide river throughout the work. The atmosphere becomes deeply thoughtful. How proud I am of Daddy. I listened with Nell in her room surrounded by soft candlelight ...
Benedict Rubbra, Benedict Rubbra's School Diaries 1947-56. In Jenny Pery (ed.), Benedict Rubbra: Point of Balance (Wellington, 2008), p. 34. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1398185723339 accessed: 29 May, 2023
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Symphony No. 4
written by Edmund Rubbra
|Date/Time||23 November, 1955|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private|
Benedict Rubbra was a boarder at Christ's Hospital. He listened to the concert in the sitting room of Nell Todd, his art teacher.
Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:55:23 +0100