Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Arthur Bliss

Letter No.: 
VWL705
April 27 [1935]

Dorking

Dear Arthur

Thank you so much - I have my ups & downs - sometimes I hate it. I'm glad you like the slow movt best - you know that I owe two enormous last moment improvements entirely to you.1
What I shd really like to do is to have composition lessons from you - I usually have my scoring vetted by G.J.2  - & with you to put the stuff right you might between you make a composer of me yet.
Yrs

RVW


1.  The Fourth Symphony had been given its first performance on 10 April.
2.  Gordon Jacob, whose advice on orchestration was widely sought. He was consulted regularly by VW.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS/Bliss/
General notes: 

Cambridge University library date this letter as being just after the play-through in the year 1932.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 259
Original database number: 
350427