Gustav Holst in Royal College of Music - the 1920's

from The music of Edmund Rubbra, page 14:

I’ve spoken about Evlyn Howard-Jones and the piano.  He was a friend of John Ireland, Bax, Goossens, and that school of music, as well as Cyril Scott.  On the other hand, Holst was a friend of Vaughan Williams, and the two schools of thought were much opposed to each other.  Howard-Jones said rather nasty things about Vaughan Williams’s school, and the other side said equally nasty things (although not quite so much) about the school that Howard-Jones championed.  But Holst didn’t know much about what was being produced by these other …   more >>

cite as

Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 14. accessed: 28 November, 2022

location of experience: Royal College of Music


Gustav Holst
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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Piano music
written by Arnold Bax, Delius, John Ireland
performed by Edmund Rubbra

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1920's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, in public, solitary


Autobiographical accounts transcribed from three tapes, made by Rubbra on 28 June, 26 July and 9 August 1980.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:48:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:20:31 +0000