Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gustav Holst

Letter No.: 
VWL851
[4th April 1930]

The White Gates
Westcott Road
Dorking

Dear Gustav,

I was distressed not to see you last night.1 I know you hate it all - but we had to tell you in public that we know you are a great man.
The Lament & Ground are splendid - I'm not quite so sure about the scherzo - and even that boils down to not being quite sure about the 6/8 time.2 
Yrs

RVW


1.  Holst had received the Royal Philharmonic Society's Gold Medal on 3 April
2.  The concert had included the first performance Holst's Double Concerto played by Adila Fachiri and Jelly d'Aranyi.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 158, f.91
Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Heirs and Rebels, Letter XXX
Original database number: 
300404