Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Kenneth Wright

Letter No.: 
1st October, 1947.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Mr. Wright,

I fear that I did not make myself clear in my letter: I did not ask to have my quartet1 performed. I have never in my life, so far as I can remember, made a request such as this and I hope I never shall. All I said was that if it was performed, I should wish the Menges Quartet to have the engagement.2
Yours sincerely,

R. Vaughan Williams.

1.  The second string quartet (Catalogue of Works 1944/2), of which the Menges Quartet had given the first performance in 1944.
2.  The BBC were planning some chamber concerts which were to include works by VW in celebration of his 75th birthday.


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File 910, VW composer
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Typewritten, signed.

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