Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
VWL1109
[27th November 1936]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dearest Harriet

How sweet of you to telegraph - I am so sorry - of course you mustn’t hurt yourself over that wretched concerto.1
But how glad I am to see you are playing Betty’s - it’s the younger generation that matters2
Yrs

RVW


1. Cohen had presumably decided not to perform it at the forthcoming concert for health reasons.
2. Presumably Elizabeth Maconchy’s Concertino for piano and chamber orchestra.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1642, ff. 79-80
General notes: 

Date from postmark (27 Nov 1936).

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
361127