Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to James McKay Martin

Letter No.: 
VWL3231
December 17th 1955.

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

Dear Martin,

I fear I am very bad on dates. The oboe concerto was written for Leon Goossens, and was to have been performed at the series of Proms,1 which were cancelled owing to the war. The tuba concerto is dedicated to the L.S.O.2 and was first performed at one of their jubilee concerts in 1954 (?) and played by Philip Catalinet.
Yrs

R. Vaughan Williams


 1. In 1944. See VWL1859.
2. London Symphony Orchestra

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/26, f. 172
General notes: 

Typewritten, signed.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
551217