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 ...
cite as

Benedict Rubbra, Benedict Rubbra's School Diaries 1947-56. In Jenny Pery (ed.), Benedict Rubbra: Point of Balance (Wellington, 2008), p. 34. accessed: 23 June, 2024

location of experience: Christ's Hospital


Benedict Rubbra
Nell Todd
Art teacher

Listening to

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Symphony No. 4
written by Edmund Rubbra

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 November, 1955
Medium broadcast
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