Edmund Rubbra in In a house in Kings Road, Reading - 1920

from The music of Edmund Rubbra, pages 8–9:

The room I worked in at the university had an upright piano, it is true, but as it and the room itself were used by other students as well, I didn’t get much privacy.  However, there was a fairly mature student who didn’t belong to the university.  She rejoiced in the name of Eurydice Draconi.  She was a fine pianist and a pupil of George Woodhouse.  She specialized in Scriabin, so I often retreated to where she lodged in Kings Road, and listened to her playing of his Fourth and Fifth Sonatas.

cite as

Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 8–9. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1456497028646 accessed: 25 July, 2024

location of experience: In a house in Kings Road, Reading


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

Listening to

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Piano Sonatas 4 and 5
written by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin
performed by Eurydice Draconi

Experience Information

Date/Time 1920
Medium live
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary


Autobiographical accounts transcribed from three tapes, made by Rubbra on 28 June, 26 July and 9 August 1980.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:30:29 +0000
Approved on Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:12:08 +0000