Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Letter No.: 
Aug 15 [1940]

From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White Gates,
Westcott Road,

Dear Adrian

Many thanks for your letter.
I know Toveys death was announced over the wireless - but of course I referred to notice in the musical programmes1
As far as I remember both Elgar & Delius had memorial concerts and you did not wait for their birthdays.
I do realize that you have to be “particularly careful” over your programmes
Is this why you deliver symphonies by Gounod and unknown works by Svendsen to mention only a few names?


1.  Donald Francis Tovey, the writer on music, had died on 10 July.

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Music General Files, R27/509, RVW 1940-1949 file 1
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