Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Letter No.: 
VWL2623
28th January, 1953.

The White Gates,
Dorking, Surrey.

Dear Gerald

Thank you so much for your letter.
I thought at one time of going to Oxford, but I am glad now I did not, because orchestral music on the stage of a theatre always goes dead, and I do feel the organ is essential. Also the ladies' choir I understand were rather too “Oxfordy” for John Barbirolli, and he told them so.1
My love to Joyce
Yrs
RVW

(R. Vaughan Williams).

Gerald Finzi, Esq.,
Ashmansworth,
near Newbury, Berks.


1. A performance of Sinfonia Antartica, in the New Theatre (see VWL2619 for Finzi's letter to which this is a response)

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
Finzi Box 10
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
530128