Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Calvocoressi

Letter No.: 
VWL156
[December 1907]

Hotel de L'Univers et du Portugal
Rue Croix des Petits Champs

Dear Mr Calvocoressi

I must write you one line to thank you for introducing me to the man who is exactly what I was looking for.1 As far as I know my own faults he hit on them all exactly & is telling me to do exactly what I half feel in my mind I ought to do - but it just wanted saying.
I have got Antar and have set to work on him.2  It is awfully kind of you to have been present at the lesson [-] it was such a help
Yrs very truly

R. Vaughan Williams.


1. VW had begun his lessons with Maurice Ravel.
2. i.e. The Antar Symphony by Rimsky Korsakov.

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Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1752

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/3, f.134
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 51; R.V.W.: a biography, p.80.
Original database number: 
0712xa