from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Barnes, G.R.
Letter No. VWL1863
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to G.R. Barnes at the BBC
Letter No.: VWL1863
The White Gates,
Feb 8 1944
I had very little acquaintance with Elgar – I used to meet him for a few minutes once a year at the 3 choir festivals – he was always very kind & friendly – but we were never intimates
I am not the proper person to talk to about personal reminiscences1
R Vaughan Williams
1. VW had been asked to give a reminiscence of Elgar on the tenth anniversary of his death. Although he refused on this occasion he did agree to contribute to a BBC commemorative programme on Elgar in 1957 – for a transcript of what he said then see VWL3505.
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Shelfmark:File 910, VW artist