Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Letter No.: 
[about 20 May 1938]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dearest Grace
I only listened in to Tosc & thought the tone was marvellous - though I did not like the bit where the viola solo stars - too precise & not dreary enough - He almost made me like Beethoven no.4.1
How are you - do try & come & see me at RCM2 on Wednesday
love from RVW

1. Apparently Toscanini's performance of VW's Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, which was performed in a concert with Beethoven's Symphony no. 4 on May 19, 1938, and broadcast as part of the London Music Festival at the Queens Hall.
2. Royal College of Music

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