Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Janet Fraser

Letter No.: 
VWL5146
2nd September, 1947.

From R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS,
THE WHITE GATES,
WESTCOTT ROAD,
DORKING.

Dear Janet

I listened into you on Sunday; unfortunately, my set had a bad rattle, but the voice sounded as lovely as ever.1

I was not quite happy about your idea of the Water Mill. It seems to me it ought to be much more leisurely and almost lazy. It sounded a bit hurried.

Perhaps we may go together to see them one day.

Love Uncle Ralph

R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS


1. A broadcast performance on the Home Service (Sunday 31 August 1947, 10.15am) of Janet Fraser (contralto) included The Water Mill by VW.

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Typewritten, signed, last line in hand of VW.
Transcription taken from an image of the letter on Google, offered for sale on ebay by Bolkonsky Books, July 2020.

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