Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Serge Koussevitsky

Letter No.: 
VWL5124
[1932?]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

To M. Kussiwitzky
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston, Mass.

Dear Monsieur Kussiwitzky
I venture to send you herewith a copy of a choral and orchestral work1 by a young english composer Patrick Hadley which I admire very much.
You, with your wonderful orchestra and Archibald Davison at your side have such unique opportunities of producing works of this kind that I venture to think this will appeal to you - I send you the piano score but the full score is of course obtainable from the publishers
Yours sincerely
R Vaughan Williams


1. Possibly Hadley's Symphonic Ballad: The Trees so High, completed in 1931. It was first performed in 1932 in Cambridge, and published by Oxford University Press the same year.

 

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Serge Koussevitsky archive, Box 62/12
General notes: 

Date estimated; in letters from 1935 onwards the conductor's name is correctly spelled.

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Letter