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VWL3140 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian
I am ashamed to find that I never wrote to you and your orchestra for one of the finest “Jobs” ever.1 Perhaps my...

19491020
VWL3646 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

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...

194405--
VWL3379 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

My dear Adrian,

I want to say, once again, that it was a fine performance of a fine work, played by a fine orchestra under a fine conductor...

19580209
VWL1093 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult

Dear Adrian

There seem to be two essentials of great conducting
(1) Faithfulness to the composer
(2) The power of the conductor...

19361022
VWL1676 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Adrian Boult (BBC)

Dear Adrian

Do you think it wd be possible to do Gerontius1 with strings & organ only (with possible pfte &...

19420715
VWL3768 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Bush

Dear Bush,

Thank you for your invitation.  It would give my wife and me great pleasure to come and hear your opera at the Camden Theatre,...

19561204
VWL3769 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Bush

Dear Bush,

I have heard from Mr Fiske, and have written to him to say that I shall be quite happy for him to make a recording of my talk....

19551108
VWL2576 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank

About the “Partita” - the first performance will be B.B.C. third programme, March 20th.1
I shall be very glad if...

19480304
VWL3394 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Alan,

Folk Songs of the Four Seasons.

It seems to me, that for recording purposes they ought to play the things as originally...

19580130
VWL3403 Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Alan Frank (OUP)

Dear Frank,

In answer to your two letters:
1.  I will try and do a male voice Greensleeves for you.
2.  Paddy Hadley is free to...

19560517

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