Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
VWL1075
[3 August 1933]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dearest Harriet

One more word
If you find that Scherchen has an incomplete or inadequate orchestra you will refuse to play the concerto won’t you1
Yrs

RVW


1. Hermann Scherchen, German conductor and pioneer of new music. At this time he was giving up his post as Generalmusikdirektor at Königsberg and moving to Switzerland where he was director of Zürich Radio Orchestra. He was planning a performance of VW's Piano Concerto with Harriet Cohen at Strasburg later in the month. See VWL1067.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1642, ff. 43-44
General notes: 

Date from postmark (3 Aug 33).

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 235
Original database number: 
330803a