Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Isidore Schwiller

Letter No.: 
VWL4878
[ca 1950]

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

Dear Schwiller
I know very little about the figured bass & continuo question - I always follow my own instincts in Bach & Handel (& have got into fearful rows with the pianists).  But I think probably the bass was fuller if even when there are no figures.  Bach very seldom has figures - even where the bass obviously wants filling in.  But I should follow your musical intuition in the matter.
I'm sorry I destroyed all the Guggenheim correspondence when I had finished with them & cannot remember their address.  - You might try
c/o T. Witney Surette
Concord
Massachusets
(he is one of the trustees[)]
I am coming to Glyndbourne1 on July 2d. & have written to Xtie2 to ask if I may also attend some rehearsals.
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1.  sic.
2.  i.e. John Christie.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
1714/1/29, ff.62-64
General notes: 

Written sometime between either 1934-40 or 1945-1953.

Format: 
Letter