Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Cordelia Curle

Letter No.: 
Tuesday [19th December 1950]


Belov Boo


We had a wonderful time with the Producer1 - such a friendly cultivated man - about 50. He couldn’t have been more congenial to us all. I wish you could have seen him illustrating Apollyon with Ursula as the Pilgrim thrusting at her heart - it was to measure the timing of the thrusts to the music - Ursula was in her glory! and did it all very well.
The hitch is that he will refuse to produce unless he has his own designer and the management are undecided tho’ Steuart thinks it can be arranged.2 They apparently want the designer to collaborate with their Costume designer - perhaps its financial -

Its 11 oc & R & Ursula have gone to attend the obsequies of Müller-Hartmanns. He had a stroke on Friday & was gone almost at once having been well up to that moment & at home - R will miss him - he had come to look upon him as a friend and value his musical opinions.



1. Nevill Coghill.
2. The designer was Hal Burton - not at all successful in UVW's view.

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