Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult at the BBC

Letter No.: 
VWL907
[22 March 1931]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Adrian

I owe you 2 answers
(1) To your letter of March 10th
I have ½ finished a pfte concerto1 which Harriet Cohen is to play if she likes it – But (a) it may never be finished (b) I may not like it when it is (c) she may not – so that’s that.  Please say nothing about this at present.
(2) “Job” – with great pleasure – a pfte acct is being done and it will be ready soon – Of course I shd be pleased if you wd conduct it  -  (the score is illegible)2
Yrs

R Vaughan Williams


1. Catalogue of Works 1931/3.
2. In fact Boult, although the dedicatee of Job, Catalogue of Works 1930/5, did not conduct any of the performances noted in Kennedy, Catalogue of Works. The piano accompaniment was by Vally Lasker.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
General notes: 

Date is that of receipt.

Format: 
Letter
Citation: 
Cobbe 194; Moore, Music and Friends, p.95
Original database number: 
310322a