Gustav Holst in Queen's Hall - 27 March, 1914

from Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, 29 March 1914, page 43:

Dear R V W You have really done it this time. Not only have you reached the heights but you have taken your audience with you. Also you have proved the musical superiority of England to France. I wonder if you realised how futile and tawdry Ravel sounded after your Epilogue. As a consequence of last Friday I am starting an anti-Gallic League the motto of which shall be 'Poetry not Pedantry'. More when we meet!

cite as

Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, 29 March 1914. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 43. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Queen's Hall


Gustav Holst
Composer, Teacher

Listening to

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'London' Symphony
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Experience Information

Date/Time 27 March, 1914
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The programme also included Ravel's 'Valses Nobles et Sentimentales'.

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:28:56 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:28:57 +0000