Barbirolli, John, 1899-1970

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VWL2375 Letter from Ernest Irving to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear V-W

The score of “Antarctica” arrived this morning.1 I have had, you may be sure, an exciting time reading it through. It...

19520307
VWL2379 Letter from Ernest Irving to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear R.V.W.

If I were only twenty years younger and of the other sex I should join the ladies and call you “Uncle Ralph”!
I am...

19520314
VWL2382 Letter from Ernest Irving to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear R.V.W.

After a final and careful read-through I cannot find any reason to alter my first opinion.
The work is, like its subject,...

19520317
VWL3464 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

After our Festival Hall Concert to-morrow I am off (with Evelyn) to Scandinavia to give No 8 in Gothenburg on the 21st...

19570211
VWL3565 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

Thank you for your lovely note.  I don't think I need to tell you what a joy it was to have you & Ursula with us...

19571104
VWL3570 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

I am not usually at a loss for words, but they fail me now, with all your goodness to me.  The “flourish” took my breath away...

19571001
VWL3291 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph,

I have been wanting to write ever since we spent that wonderful day with No 8, but we have had a continuous run...

19560217
VWL3573 Letter from John Barbirolli to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My dear Ralph

I feel I must write and tell you what an incredibly moving experience it has been to play your Tallis Fantasia in the...

19571005
VWL2612 Letter from Michael Kennedy to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Uncle Ralph,

Eslyn and I were both thrilled by “Antartica” and by the warm reception it has been accorded, and we were more than...

19530118
VWL2625 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I should, of course, love you to give a first performance of something of mine, and if I ever write anything more for orchestra...

19530128

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