Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Harriet Cohen

Letter No.: 
VWL1177
[late October 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dearest Harriet

Here is the concerto
(1) Full score
(2) Pfte solo with indications of orchestra (N.B.  If you ever try this on 2 pftes you must play certain bits in green ink which I cd not get on to the 2nd pfte part)
(3) Orchestra arranged for 4 hands (it wdnt go on 2)
These are the only copies in the world!
Yrs

RVW

To be content that tunes to come should only know there was such an era2


1. The composition of the Piano Concerto was completed in 1931, see Kennedy, Catalogue of Works, p.138.
2. Note on verso in unidentified hand.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1648, f. 34
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 204
Original database number: 
3110xb