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VWL3461 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

Dear Michael,

I was so glad to get your letter, though I find some of it difficult to answer.1 Your question of who is the...

19570126
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
VWL3466 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Christopher Morris (OUP)

Dear Mr Morris,

We have both been through this most carefully, added a few stage directions, a little more dialogue and made clear the...

19570217
VWL4190 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Joan Shaw

Dearest Joan,
We were only sorry to see your ravishingly lovely Jackie for so short a moment - she looks like a fairy princess, & wrote...

19570321
VWL3534 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ursula Vaughan Williams

My Dear

I can’t write love letters - but you know its there
(Here is a line for you to read between)
I slept well - though Betty...

19570724
VWL3540 Letter from Ursula Vaughan Williams to Michael Kennedy

My dear Michael,

Lovely to hear from you - & I’m so glad you like John Hersey.1  I didn’t know you’d been to Hiroshima etc...

19570820
VWL3576 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Imogen Holst

Dearest Imogen

I love those songs & love hearing them.1 I believe I conducted the 1st performances of “Assemble”...

19571013
VWL3599 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear Glorious John

First, thank you a thousand times, once again, for leading your forces to such a superb victory.1
Second...

19571025
VWL3601 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Alan,

Very exciting to hear about the three performances of Sir John in America.  I suppose it would not be possible to send...

19571029
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

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