Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Nikolai Malko

Letter No.: 
VWL2595
29th April, 1948

The White Gates,
Dorking,

Dear Mr. Malko

Thank you for your kind letter.
We say in England, “It is an ill wind that blows nobody good”, and your illness, though unfortunate for you, was lucky for me since it enabled me to have you as one of my audience.1
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

Nicolai Malko, Esq.,
12 Hilltop Road,
London, N.W.6.


1.  At the first performance of the Sixth Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall (BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult) on 21 April.

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Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/17, f. 188
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
480429