Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

Letter No.: 
February 27th 1955.

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

Dearest Betty,

But of course.  And please come and have lunch when you do collect the records. 
Your number 2. is magnificent, and I liked the Yeats songs very much.1 Did I tell you that when we were in New York we met met2 Mrs Lowenbach of Prague who enquired most affectionately after you.3 

Uncle Ralph

1. ‘Number 2.’ reference is unclear.  The Yeats songs are Six Yeats Settings for soprano soloist, female chorus, clarinet, 2 horns and harp.
2.  sic.
3.  Vilma Löwenbach, wife of Jan Löwenbach (1880-1972), a native of Czechoslovakia who lived in the United States from 1941 until his death in 1972.  He was a Czech music critic, writer and attorney; Elizabeth Maconchy would have met her in her time studying in Prague.

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