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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
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
VWL3424 Letter from Joy Finzi to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dearest Uncle Ralph,

I wish I could bear this news gently to you.
Two years ago Gerald had a small growth in his neck diagnosed as a...

19560928
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
VWL2478 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

Thank you very much for your news about the “Sinfonia” and about the Harmonica piece, which I will come to hear if I possibly...

19521001
VWL2551 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,1

Certainly I shall be delighted to let “Music and Musicians” print the programme notes.2  I originally...

19521127
VWL3203 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

The only trouble about the symphony is that it is just possible* though very unlikely that I might want to rescore it...

19551009
VWL1547 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to an unidentified correspondent

... I never give "explanations" of my own music, and in the case of my new symphony1 I should not think it right to say anything about...

19520726
VWL1097 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Elizabeth Maconchy

My Darling Betty

It was a pleasure to hear from you after so long – good news about the concerto.  I think, as you say, that Hallé seems...

19330923
VWL3355 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Evelyn Barbirolli

My dear Evelyn,

It was wonderful of John to send us that splendid telegram.1  I am so glad you were with him, and you know, what...

19560722

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