Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Hutchings

Letter No.: 
VWL1988
30th March, 1950

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr. Hutchins1

I will write to the British Council and suggest that one of Rubbra’s Symphonies be recorded.2
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Professor Arthur Hutchins,
University of Durham,
6, Owen Gate
Durham City.


1.  sic.
2.  Sir John Barbirolli and the Hallé Orchestra recorded the fifth symphony under the auspices of the British Council – the first recording of any symphony by Rubbra. The recording was made in December 1950 at EMI’s No 1 Studio Abbey Road, London, with Rubbra present.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 86, f.140
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
500330a