Edmund Rubbra in Northampton - the 1910's
from The music of Edmund Rubbra, page 6:
My father had had no musical training, but he played the piano “by ear”, and had a fund of popular tunes at his finger tips, although backed-up by sketchy harmonies in the left hand! The most exciting musical event for him was the yearly visit to Northampton of the Carl Rosa Opera Company, and I often went with him to hear his favourite Verdi operas, Il Trovatore in particular.
Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1457543539599 accessed: 22 May, 2019
Listening tohide composers
written by Giuseppe Verdi
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
This account, written by Rubbra and reproduced in Grover’s book, was originally published in 1977 in Lewis Foreman’s Edmund Rubbra: Composer-Essays, Rickmansworth, Triad Press, p. 13–14.