Letter from Adeline Vaughan Williams to Cordelia Curle

Letter No.: 
Thursday [1950]

Belov Boo
I write to Michael1 thundering Pils Prog2 on the piano (now in tune). How he brings it to life.
I wish Bernard were here to sing it for R who starts trying to [and] has to rush for a lozenge! [...]
Michael is cheerful about his work - more engagements with Isobel Baillie & Olive Zorian (Sonata concert) & Eric Greene has asked him for a "medley" of folksongs for him & his wife to sing in concerts and Mrs Treland has not been so noisy on the piano
R in anxious to take diet seriously. I agree with you there is very little to be gained by it - still I have got a guinea fowl and a boiling chicken wh no-one can say is not good for him - as he says "I must eat something". Dr Clarke says in answer "I know its difficult in these times but eat less" but I don't mean to let R take this too seriously.
A lovely day now that the frost has gone. If all is well R drives up for rehearsal of "Riders" tomorrow3 - its 4.30 so not too late
Yr A

1. Michael Mullinar, pianist
2. Pilgrim's Progress
3. Riders to the Sea. This was performed by Sadlers Wells in 1953; before that the performances were by students and amateurs. Possibly this letter should have a later date.


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MS Mus. 1714/1/18, f. 13