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.
Ralph Scott Grover, The music of Edmund Rubbra (Aldershot, 1993), p. 6. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1457543879933 accessed: 10 April, 2020
Listening tohide composers
|Music for String Quartet|
|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.