Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Sir Henry Wood at the BBC

Letter No.: 
VWL1861
Jan 21 [1944]

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

Dear Wood

I think that you definitely turned down my Concerto for oboe and strings as being unsuitable for the Albert Hall.  With this I entirely agree and hope to be able to offer you something else when the time comes.
I only write now because someone else has been making enquiries about it and I did not want even to appear to be playing you false.1
Yrs sincerely

R Vaughan Williams


1. In VWL1859 VW had written to Wood offering him the oboe concerto (Catalogue of Works 1944/1) with the rider: ‘but I think that you consider most oboe concerti do not do in the Albert Hall’.

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Shelfmark of original letter: 
File 910, VW composer
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Year taken from context.

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Letter
Original database number: 
440121