Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Penelope Spencer

Letter No.: 
[About 31st March 1929]

13 Cheyne Walk

Dear Miss Spencer1

I was much distressed that you were not there on the last night of my opera2  to take your call with the rest of those who have so kindly & generously helped in the production of my opera – I think the skill with which you adapted your dances to my probably rather awkward music was wonderful.
Thank you very much.
Yrs sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. Penelope Spencer was Ballet Mistress at the Royal College of Music. See also VWL656.
2. Sir John in Love (Catalogue of Works 1928/3) had its first performance at the R.C.M. on 21st March 1929.


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