Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958. Symphonies, no. 7 (Sinfonia antartica)

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VWL2934 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Dear Irving

This letter is already out of date owing to our telephone talk - so read no further.1
I should like it very...

19481216
VWL3174 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Dear Irving,

I think it is about time I started thinking about the “Sinfonia Antarctica”,1 so I could I have the scores and any...

19490629
VWL3144 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ernest Irving

Dear Irving,

I do not want the horrid little thing myself,1 so either keep it among your archives or put it in the waste paper...

19490928
VWL2335 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Roy Douglas

Dear Roy

The new Symphony1 has now got far enough for me to want to hear you play it over to me. Would it be possible for you to...

19511227
VWL2349 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Gerald Finzi

Dear Gerald 

To confirm our telephone conversation, Roy Douglas will play through my new work1 on Friday, January 25th. at 10 a....

19520109
VWL2357 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank

Dear Frank,1

It is most kind of you to lend us your room for January 25th. It will be quite a small meeting my idea being to...

19520116
VWL2358 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear John

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After going through my new work with some experts yesterday, I have come to the conclusion that it wants...

19520126
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...

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VWL2377 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to John Barbirolli

Dear John

You will remember when you were last in London I talked about a new orchestral work I wanted to show you.  I tried it through on...

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VWL2378 Letter from Ernest Irving to Ralph Vaughan Williams

Dear R.V.W.

I don’t think you need be afraid of the Intermezzo. The opening of the Symphony is grim and heroic; the end of it sad and...

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