Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ralph Wedgwood

Letter No.: 
VWL141
[?August 1906]

Dear Randolph

You've hit the nail on the head - I'm painfully conscious that I can't do the “C. Major” - when I try it turns out rot.  But then you must remember that you are asking of one what only the very greatest people have been able to do - to be “C “Major” without being trivial.  Beethoven does it fairly often, Bach & Wagner occasionally, Brahms & Schumann hardly ever. I hope I shall be able to do it one day!
We will arrive by the 6.3. train or whatever it is.  It will be splendid coming to you
Yours

RVW

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
Add MS 71700, ff.26-27
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Dated assuming that it relates to the visit referred to in VWL142.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
0608xa