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VWL3849 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Grace Williams

Dear Grace,
I listened in last night.1 The reception was not very good and so I cannot say very much about it, except that the...

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VWL2387 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

PERSONAL.

Dear Adrian

No, my complaints had nothing to do with you, unless it was your place to warn the speaker that he must space...

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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
VWL2618 Letter from Ernest Irving to Ralph Vaughan Williams

My Dear Ralph V.W.

What a grand night, and a triumph for you. The long sustained and thoroughly sincere applause must have warmed the...

19530122
VWL2619 Letter from Gerald Finzi to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear Uncle Ralph

The Oxford performance1 was good, but having heard the Manchester broadcast, & again, last night, the Phil...

19530122
VWL2628 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Peter Hamber

Dear Mr. Hamber,

Thank you very much for your kind and appreciative letter.  The orchestra certainly played magnificently and gave me a...

19530128
VWL2670 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

It was wonderful of you to come the other night, and your praise has been a great stimulus.1
As regards...

19530318
VWL2950 Foreword from Ralph Vaughan Williams to the Society for the Promotion of New Music

Foreword1

by

DR. RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, O.M.

How are we to find the diamond hidden in the dunghill?  Only by...

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VWL2797 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Cedric Thorpe Davie

Dear Cedric,

That recording of Tudor Portraits is horrible: that screeching woman outrageous, and the tempi, most of them, wrong.  I knew...

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VWL2813 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Michael and Eslyn Kennedy

My dear Michael and Eslyn,

I read your splendid notice in the Daily Telegraph.  You are right certainly in saying that the singers feel the...

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