Antoinette Rubbra et al. in Oxford, and Christ's Hospital, Horsham - in the middle of the 1950's

from Paintings 1958–1998: Ideas and Influences, page 19:

A letter would arrive from my mother: ‘Barbirolli conducted the 6th like an angel in a concert at Oxford last night.’  A little later I wrote to my father, ‘I heard your 6th symphony on the radio.  Every time I hear the slow movement I weep with the beauty of it.  I am sure it is the most beautiful piece of music ever written.’

cite as

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

location of experience: Oxford, and Christ's Hospital, Horsham


Antoinette Rubbra
Benedict Rubbra

Listening to

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Symphony No. 6
written by Edmund Rubbra
performed by John Barbirolli

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of the 1950's
Medium broadcast, live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:00:56 +0000
Approved on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:14:46 +0000