Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Edward J. Dent

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[16 August 1926]

13 Cheyne Walk,

Dear Dent

(a) I enclose a cheque for your “Steuart” fund1
(b) Wd you be so v. kind as to give some advice to a pupil of mine2 - may he come to see you - He has just won the ‘Octavia’ scholarship for a year’s study abroad - & your advice wd be v. valuable - especially with regard to Italy - it seems to me the best teaching now is going on in Italy - at all events the Italian composers seem to know their job extraordinarily well.
Yours sincerely

R. Vaughan Williams

1. A reference to Steuart Wilson who had sung Tamino in Dent's production of Zauberflöte in 1911. See VWL575.
2. Identify if poss. - ask at RCM

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