Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alec Robertson (BBC)

Letter No.: 
29th March, 1951.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Mr Robertson,1

I fear I cannot break my rule of not talking about my music.  But why should not Michael Mullinar do the talking as well as the playing?
He is quite an experienced lecturer and knows my score rather better than I do myself, and if necessary I will give him a little coaching in what to say.2
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams
(R. Vaughan Williams).

1.  The writer on music who at this time was Chief Producer of music talks on the BBC Home Service and Third Programme.
2.  The talk was probably to be about the Sixth Symphony, which was dedicated to the pianist Michael Mullinar – though he was also much involved in the Fifth Symphony.


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File 910, VW artist
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Typewritten, signed.

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