Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
VWL3646
[?May 1944]

The White Gates,
Westcott Road,
Dorking.

Dear Adrian
I want to thank you and your merry men (and women) for a fine performance. I believe you rang up some time about the tempo of the slow movement – it seemed to me just right
Thankyou
Yrs RVW


1. Undated letter on wartime paper, with a note in Boult's hand 'F minor Symphony: Autumn 1944'; the letter concerns Symphony 4, which Boult conducted on 12 May 1944 for a broadcast performance with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; presumably this is the performance to which VW refers, so Boult's annotation of 'autumn' may be inaccurate.

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Format: 
Letter
Original database number: 
3805xx