Letter from Patrick Hadley and Henry Balfour Gardiner to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Letter No.: 
12 April 1935

That was a great occasion the other evening - one of the more important events that have occurred during my lifetime. The hall seemed to be stirred to its depths and everyone with whom I talked was equally spell-bound. Paddy.1

Many congratulations on the success of your symphony. Paddy declares it has 'Knocked Europe sideways'.
H Balfour Gardiner

 1. Probably Patrick Hadley. The Symphony no. 4 had its first performance on April 10 at the Queens' Hall.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/1/9, f.81
General notes: 

The postcard, sent from France, was written in two hands, those of 'Paddy' [Patrick Hadley] and Balfour Gardiner.