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

from Paintings 1958–1998: Ideas and Influences, page 18:

In the early morning I remember floating into consciousness with the sound of my father Edmund Rubbra practising the Schubert B flat and Ravel trios.  Ribbons of sound filtered up through the gaps of the floor boards.  I have often used the image of the ribbon as a metaphor for a continuous forward movement in time.

cite as

Benedict Rubbra, Paintings 1958–1998: Ideas and Influences (Buckinghamshire, 1998), p. 18. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: Valley Cottage, Speen, Buckinghamshire


Benedict Rubbra

Listening to

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Piano Trio (piano part)
written by Maurice Ravel
performed by Edmund Rubbra
Piano Trio in B flat, D898 (piano part)
written by Franz Schubert
performed by Edmund Rubbra

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 20:42:50 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:12:09 +0000