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.

cite as

Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1457543539599 accessed: 21 June, 2024

location of experience: Northampton


Edmund Rubbra
Composer, lecturer, Composer pianist and university lecturer, Pianist

Listening to

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Il Trovatore
written by Giuseppe Verdi

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:12:19 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:23:17 +0000