Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Herbert Byard

Letter No.: 
VWL3358
July 23rd 1956.

From R. Vaughan Williams,
10, Hanover Terrace,
Regents Park,
London, N.W.1.

Dear Byard,
This all sounds most promising.  I am so glad that you and Dartington are all set to fall in love with each other.
Will you keep a kind eye on our friend Helen Glatz, who is on the music staff, and has not been very happy under the old regime?  She was a pupil of mine, and is a composer and teacher.  Her life was terribly cut up by the war, when she had a frightful time in Hungary, before she managed to escape with her son.  Her Hungarian husband got out too, but could not find work, and he died a few years ago.  I think she needs kindness and some appreciation to make her blossom.1
We both send our greetings,
yrs R. Vaughan Williams


1.  Formerly Helen Hunter, VW referred to her music in VWL1149, writing to Anne Macnaghten. She had earlier made an arrangement of Hymn Tune Prelude on Song 13 by Orlando Gibbons, Catalogue of Works  1930/3, for strings. See VWL2298.

Location of original letter:

Shelfmark of original letter: 
MS Mus. 1714/2/5, f.24

Location of copy:

Shelfmark of copy: 
MS Mus. 162, f.23
General notes: 

Typewritten.

Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
560723