Ralph Vaughan Williams in Queen's Hall - 29 October, 1925

from Letter from Vaughan Williams to Holst, 1925, pages 60-61:

Dear Gustav

I feel I want to write & put down (chiefly for my own benefit) why I felt vaguely disappointed after the Phil (so you need not read this.) Not perhaps disappointed - I felt cold admiration - but did not want to get up & embrace everyone & then get drunk like I did after the H of J [Hymn of Jesus]. I think it is only because it is a new work & I am more slowly moving than I used to be & it's got to soak in.

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Letter from Vaughan Williams to Holst, 1925. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 60-61. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406804482631 accessed: 27 November, 2021

location of experience: Queen's Hall

Listeners

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Composer
1872-1958

Listening to

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Choral Symphony
written by Gustav Holst
performed by Dorothy Silk, Leeds Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Society

Experience Information

Date/Time 29 October, 1925
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:01:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:02:22 +0000