Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Hubert Foss

Letter No.: 
VWL2481
8th October, 1952

The White Gates,
Dorking,
Surrey.

Dear Hubert

Thank you very much for your letter. It was kind of Mrs. Foss and you to allow that invasion the other day.
I am quite in favour of the idea of television.1 Kenneth Wright must point out where the music wants adding to or subtracting from. I do not mind quoting from my earlier works but when I find, as I do, that some of my later works quote from this one then I must alter this rather than alter my later ones.
Yrs

RVW

Hubert Foss, Esq.,
60, Corringham Road,
 N.W.11.


1. i.e. for the first performance of The Bridal Day, Catalogue ofWorks 1938/6, which took place on 5th June 1953 - see VWL2383. The producer was to be Kenneth Wright and the conductor Stanford Robinson. See Foss's letter to VW (VWL2480), to which this letter is a response.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/2/2, f. 14
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Typewritten, signed.

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Letter
Original database number: 
521008