Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Ann Boult

Letter No.: 
March 17 [1949]

Dearest Ann

Your poor precious arches - R says “It’s that bicycle” - it is that perhaps, but added to so much more.
The sewing machine will be a change from pulling nails out of the floor. South Hawke is certain to be a lovely home.  You have the gift - I thought Quakers Orchard so perfect.
We braced ourselves for Wozzeck1 but I gave out at the end of Act 1 leaving R to listen further.
It was really easy listening in a way for it came through so clearly but what a terrific evening from the conductor & all concerned.
Our love - and take every care of yourself - and if you can do that now you will soon be right.


1.   Alban Berg's opera Wozzeck, broadcast on 16 March 1949.

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Add. MS 72624, f.199
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