Edmund Rubbra in Northampton - the 1910's

from The music of Edmund Rubbra, page 6:

During the crucial years in my early life from 1915 to 1920 Northampton happened to be rich in talented amateur and professional instrumentalists […] There was also a local string quartet of excellent amateur players.  In listening to their rehearsals and eventually writing a piece for them, a new sound-world was revealed to me.

cite as

Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1457543879933 accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Northampton


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

Listening to

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Music for String Quartet

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1910's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors


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. 14.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 09 Mar 2016 17:18:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:24:49 +0000