Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Florent Schmitt

Letter No.: 
VWL384
5th June, 1947.

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

Dear Professor Schmitt
I wrote to your friend, Mr. d'Albert, as soon as your letter arrived, but unfortunately owing to his short stay in England, we were unable to make an appointment, which was a great disappointment to me.1
It was a pleasure to hear from you again after so many years. I remember so well how you came to England many years ago with Maurice Ravel and I took you over London. There was a concert that evening at which your Quintet was performed, a work I have always admired very much.
I do hope that one day we shall have the pleasure of meeting again. Forgive my writing in English, but I have entirely forgotten the little French I ever knew.
Yrs sincerely
R Vaughan Williams

R. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS.


1. Mr d'Albert has not been identified.

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LA-WILLIAMS RALPH VAUGHAN-1
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Typewritten, signed.

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