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VWL3692 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to William Cole

Dear Bill,
I think it is time I resigned from the conductorship of the Matthew Passion. It has to come soon and I should like my last...

19580610
VWL4489 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Nancy Evans

Dearest Nancy
You looked lovely and you sounded lovely last night.1 It seemed to me that you and Vera2 rose to a high...

19580306
VWL3456 Letter from Michael Tippett to Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams

Dear Ursula

This is just a very personal letter to thank you both for being so nice to the young fellow, John Minchinton.   It’s been a...

19561229
VWL4588 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Richard Standen

Dear Mr Standen,
Scores safely arrived. Thank you very much for your beautiful singing, both in the St John and the St Matthew.1...

19560326
VWL3296 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Edmund Rubbra

My dear Edmund,

Alas – we cannot be with you tonight.  Ralph conducted St Matthew1 twice in a week before he had properly...

19560321
VWL3219 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert John Sumsion

Dear John,

Thank you very much for suggesting doing my new symphony1 in the cathedral, but I am not at all sure about conducting...

19551110
VWL3128 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dear Michael,

Here is a copy of the Passion which I promised you.1
Love to Eslyn

RVW

I am so glad that you...

19550808
VWL3086 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Margery Cullen

Dear Margery, 

I think it most important that the next Festival should take place without me being present, at all events officially.  That...

19550502
VWL3085 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Margery Cullen

Dear Margery, 

                                               Very confidential
 
I have been invited to conduct the Passion at...

19550429
VWL2996 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

My dear Michael,

I’ve been meaning to write for days to say that your letter about John South1 seemed to me to be masterly...

19550210

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