Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
VWL2625
28th January, 1953

The White Gates,
Dorking,
Surrey.

Dear Adrian

I should, of course, love you to give a first performance of something of mine, and if I ever write anything more for orchestra we will try to consider it.
I asked John to do this last one because the year before he had done all my symphonies at his concerts and I felt I owed him something.1
I will write to the papers about Kings Weston.2
My love to Ann
Yrs

RVW

Sir Adrian Boult,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra


1. VW is referring to Sir John Barbirolli who had given the first performances of Sinfonia Antartica in Manchester and London a few days earlier.
2. A historic house near Bristol.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/20, f. 3
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Letter
Original database number: 
530128b