Benedict Rubbra in Christ's Hospital, Horsham - 7 December, 1955

from Benedict Rubbra's School Diaries 1947-56, page 34:

Wednesday 7th December ... Heard Daddy's fifth symphony after tea, and I think it is my favourite. It seems much more gay than the first 4 and with an exuberance of themes. However, the next is filled with even more! Every other phrase has a curious effect on me. They seem to turn something inside; an experience I am not able to describe.

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: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Christ's Hospital, Horsham


Benedict Rubbra

Listening to

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Symphony No. 5
written by Edmund Rubbra

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 December, 1955
Medium broadcast
Listening Environment in private, indoors


Benedict Rubbra was a boarder at Christ's Hospital school in Horsham. He listened to this broadcast of his father's 5th symphony in his art teacher's private sitting room.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:09:52 +0100
Approved on Sun, 07 Jan 2018 11:34:50 +0000