Benedict Rubbra in Valley Cottage, Speen, Buckinghamshire - between the 1940's and the 1950's

from Paintings 1958–1998: Ideas and Influences, pages 18–19:

My mother was a violinist.  She used to tell me how she had to practice standing on a stool to be out of reach of my hand disturbing her bowing arm.  She would walk up and down the room, eyes closed, passionately engrossed in the Bach Chaconne (from the Partita No. 2 for unaccompanied violin) or her rich full tone would articulate the rocking and swaying of the sonata by Franck. […]

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cite as

Benedict Rubbra, Paintings 1958–1998: Ideas and Influences (Buckinghamshire, 1998), p. 18–19. accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Valley Cottage, Speen, Buckinghamshire


Benedict Rubbra

Listening to

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Chaconne from Partita No. 2 for unaccompanied violin
written by Johann Sebastian Bach
performed by Antoinette Rubbra
Sonata for violin and piano
written by César Franck
performed by Antoinette Rubbra

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1940's and the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:36:59 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:10:54 +0000