Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Maud Karpeles

Letter No.: 
VWL4821
[1933]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Maud
Your friend Kurt quite fascinates me, & his music.1
The application of his very simple slightly Humperdinckian method to those tunes was lovely - & done with extreme skill & a lovely pfte part - but hard to play! - how beautifully he plays it! & I loved his murmuring the english words in that funny hoarse voice.
Wd you send me his address & his name (spelling) - I want to send him a book
Yrs
RVW


1. Perhaps Kurt Jooss, the dancer, who was also a pianist.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/3/1, ff. 118-119
General notes: 

Date estimated from context; Jooss fled Nazi Germany in 1933.

Format: 
Letter