from Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872-1958 to Harrison, May, 1890-1959
Letter No. VWL5241
Letter from Ralph Vaughan Williams to May Harrison
Letter No.: VWL5241
From R. Vaughan Williams,
The White House,
July 27 [1940s]
My dear May
Do you ever play works for 2 violins at your recitals – or do you know of anyone who does?
I am anxious to “place” the enclosed which seems to me very good & well written. My old friend Robert Müller-Hartmann was a well known and successful composer in Germany, but being Jewish & Anti-Nazi he was obliged to come to England about 1938. Since then he has almost entirely failed to get his foot in in this country – it depresses him very much & a little encouragement would mean all the world to him. He is not, apparently, one of the foreigners kow-towed to by the BBC!
R Vaughan Williams
PS Could you send this back if you do not want it as there are not many copies
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