Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Zoltán Kodály

Letter No.: 
[November 1933]

... I take the liberty on a very slight acquaintance to introduce to you my former pupil Miss Helen Hunter who is anxious to have the honour of making your acquaintance and of obtaining your opinion of her composition. Miss Hunter has decided talent for composition ... You may perhaps recall that I had the pleasure of meeting you a few years ago in England at the Gloucester Festival...1

1. Helen Hunter travelled to Hungary and married a Hungarian, fleeing to the UK after the uprising. Kodály had met VW at the Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester in 1928.


General notes: 

Extract of a letter quoted in D. Legány, 'Kodály and the Three Choirs Festival', Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, T.25, Fasc.1/4 (1983), pp.93-100, on p.98. Available on JSTOR.