[Marxism] Fwd: Playing to the end, a musical dynasty takes its final bow – Slipped Disc
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PLAYING TO THE END, A MUSICAL DYNASTY TAKES ITS FINAL BOW
December 15, 2014 by Norman ebrecht
We have been informed of the death of Beryl Rubens, an accomplished
violinist and viola player and member of a musical family. Before
migrating to the US, she played in the orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
Beryl’s brother Harold Rubens was a piano prodigy and close friend of
Brother Cyril was a violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra. Sister
Bernice was a novelist who won the Booker prize for The Elected Member
and wrote a profoundly true story of music teaching, Madame Sousatzka,
based on Harold’s boyhood instructor.
Beryl spent much of her life on an agricultural commune in the American
heartlands. She talks about it here
Beryl’s family tell us she was playing string quartets to the last day
of her life.
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