Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Letter No.: 
August 15th 1955.

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

My dear Michael,

Sometime ago I was asked to write an article about Sibelius for the RCM magazine.  (Some time before your invitation):   I had quite forgotten about it!  Now the demand for it has come and I am obliged to fulfill it.  I do not see how I can write two articles about Sibelius.  Do you think I might, with the leave of the RCM, reprint the enclosed?  Perhaps you will think it not solemn enough for the Daily Telegraph, in which case I must do it again…but perhaps I can use some of it?1
Love to Eslyn


1. VW's piece for the Royal College of Music Magazine was reprinted as “Sibelius” in National Music and Other Essays, 2nd ed., pp.261-64. On Michael Kennedy’s invitation to contribute a piece for the Daily Telegraph see VWL3109.


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MS Mus. 159, f.83
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Typewritten, signed.

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