Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Letter No.: 
VWL1246
Oct 9th [1937]

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

Dearest Betty

I liked your 4tet very much – it made a beautiful sound which was a relief after the dreary scraping of the Honneger1.  I am so sorry I cd not come – but it came over very well on my set.2
Love from

Uncle Ralph


1.  sic.
2.  A performance of Maconchy’s String Quartet no.2 by the Brosa Quartet was given at an LCMC concert on 5 Oct 1937; Honegger’s String Quartet no.2 was also on the programme (ex inf JD).

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Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
371009