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VWL1093 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

There seem to be two essentials of great conducting
(1) Faithfulness to the composer
(2) The power of the conductor...

19361022
VWL1519 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

I tried to ring you up this morning to say “thank you” for a very fine performance last night.q
I decided in...

19390302
VWL3140 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian
I am ashamed to find that I never wrote to you and your orchestra for one of the finest “Jobs” ever.1 Perhaps my...

19491020
VWL1676 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

Do you think it wd be possible to do Gerontius1 with strings & organ only (with possible pfte &...

19420715
VWL3768 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Bush

Dear Bush,

Thank you for your invitation.  It would give my wife and me great pleasure to come and hear your opera at the Camden Theatre,...

19561204
VWL3769 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Bush

Dear Bush,

I have heard from Mr Fiske, and have written to him to say that I shall be quite happy for him to make a recording of my talk....

19551108
VWL2591 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank

I hear that my Partita is going to be done at the Proms.1
- Could you kindly direct the following alterations to...

19480415
VWL4156 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank
1. I think the programme of P.P.1 as it stands will do with a few alterations from me, or perhaps I shall re-write it...

19511114
VWL4159 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank
Thank you for your letter of December 7th.
1. I do not think we can make any cuts in the actual stage work.1 It is...

19511212
VWL4170 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,
I admit that my first reaction to your letter was that it was proposed to convert PP1 into a sort of Porgy and Bess,...

19570215

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