Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gustav Holst

Letter No.: 
VWL1164
[September, 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Gustav

I played through the fantasia1 again yesterday & it is most beautiful - I know you don't care, but I just want to tell the press (and especially Foxy2) that they are misbegotten abortions.
Yrs

RVW


1.  A Choral Fantasia, which had received its first performance at Gloucester on 8 September to critical disappointment.
2.  A.H. Fox-Strangways.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 158, f.102
General notes: 

Printed with an omission as Letter XXXIII in Heirs and Rebels.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Heirs and Rebels, Letter XXXIII
Original database number: 
3109xa