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.
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/1398193792425 accessed: 5 December, 2022
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Symphony No. 5
written by Edmund Rubbra
|Date/Time||7 December, 1955|
|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.