Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
VWL2823
May 31st 1954.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Byard,
Thank you so much.  I believe that my talk on Holst is to be printed in the Listener.1
I agree with you about Imogen's second book: one feels inclined to say “if she thought his music as bad as all that, why did she trouble to write about it?”2
Yrs
R. Vaughan Williams


1.  'Gustav Holst: a great composer', The Listener, li (3 June 1954) pp.965-6. See Catalogue of Works p.307.
2.  The Music of Gustav Holst (London, 1951).

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f.20

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, f.19
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
540531