Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL1599
Dec 10 [1941]

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

Dear Gerald

Foss1 & A. Richardson2 have kindly promised to play on 2 pianos [a] sketch for a new symphony3 to see if I like it well enough to go on with it. Your criticism wd be much valued, if you cd come.  Date Tuesday (next) Dec 16 Place Trinity College (Mandeville Place) Time 3.30 p.m.4
Yrs
RVW


1. Hubert Foss
2. Alan Richardson, later married to Janet Craxton, the oboist.
3. The Fifth Symphony. A number of piano sketches are preserved in the British Library (Add. MS 50427).
4. VW apparently asked only Herbert Howells in addition to Gerald Finzi to this play-through.

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
General notes: 

Year from postmark.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 373
Original database number: 
411210