Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Letter No.: 
28th February, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dearest Betty

I listened in on February 21st.  Your work came as a great relief.  It had vitality and purpose.  I won’t say more after just a first hearing without seeing the score.  You are getting performed at last, I am so glad.  I must try and hear them.1
Yes come down one day in March, though I am rather full that month, but still as long as you do not choose March 13th, 14th, 27th or 28th I am sure we can manage something.

Uncle Ralph

Mrs. le Fanu,
Wickham Lodge,
Wickham Bishops,

1.  Maconchy's Concertino for Piano and Strings had been given its first performance.


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