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VWL972 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

H. Cohen wants to propose my Concerto for the Phil and Manchester next season.1
As I once offered it to the B.B...

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VWL1270 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

Several people have expressed surprize to me that the Proms contain no concert devoted to Gustav’s music.1  I have...

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VWL1280 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

Many thanks for your letter.1 I am telling Isobel2 what you say & asking her to write to you.  It is...

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VWL5042 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Editor of the Times

Sir,
May I be allowed to correct two mis-statements whic have appeared in the Press (not in The Times) and elsewhere about the...

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VWL4473 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Frank Howes

Dear Howes
The BBC orch will try through my new symph1 at Maida Vale on Tuesday May 25 at 11.45. I suppose there is no chance you...

19430518
VWL1763 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Dear Gerald

The BBC orchestra are trying through my symphony1 at 11.45 am on Tuesday May 25 at Maida Vale.
Is there any...

19430518
VWL3954 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian
F minor Symph. Carelessness, sir, pure carelessness (as Dr Johnson wd have said). Though I defy even the BBC orchestra...

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VWL1867 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Henry Wood

Dear Wood

You will hate me for worrying you - but I have just heard that another ex-pupil Elizabeth Maconchy has sent in a work for the...

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VWL1905 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gwen Beckett (BBC)

Dear Mrs Beckett

Many thanks for both your letters.  Could you kindly tell me what time I ought to leave St Pancras to get to Bedford by 2....

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VWL1907 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

Thank you & your orchestra very much for a fine performance - the clearest I have ever heard - and absolved me from...

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