Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Letter No.: 
VWL3954
Oct 18 [1944]

The White Gates,
Dorking

Dear Adrian
F minor Symph. Carelessness, sir, pure carelessness (as Dr Johnson wd have said). Though I defy even the BBC orchestra (at that pace) to make any distinction between (fig 6)  and  and (fig 10)
Yrs
RVW

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General notes: 

Symphony no.4 in F minor was first performed  in April 1935, by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Boult. This letter was later dated by Boult as 'Autumn 1944'; he did conduct the symphony again on 14 February 1945 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, in Bedford. 

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