Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Glover

Letter No.: 
17th Septr. 1952

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Cedric

Thank you so much for your invitation, but I don’t think I can face “Electra”. I remember being taken to it years ago by Beavis Ellis1 and I thought the opening bars were from the wrong Opera and must be by Macfarren, and it sounded to me like that all the way through.

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Cedric Glover, Esq.,
The Aldermoor,
Holmbury St Mary, Dorking.

1. F.B. Ellis, at one of whose concerts of modern orchestral music the London Symphony received its first performance in 1914. He was killed in the war.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1116, f.154

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/19, f. 114
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Cobbe 586; R.V.W.: a biography of Ralph Vaughan Williams, p.315.
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