Ralph Vaughan Williams in London - 1928

from Letter from Vaughan Williams to Holst, [?] 1928, pages 64-65:

I wish you could have been there on Sunday and Wed: Its been one of the joys of my life rehearsing with that Orchestra: their wonderful responsiveness & flexibility (when you say 'pp please' they play pp - shades of the L.S.O.!) & they know what you want before you know it yourself.

I had 3 rehearsals and really didn't know what to do with them. The 1st one (thank heaven) was only supposed to be two hours, but I gave out 1/2 hr before time & the final one nearly an hour before time. I told them I wished I could have kept them at it merely for the pleasure of hearing them play.

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Letter from Vaughan Williams to Holst, [?] 1928. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 64-65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406808756283 accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Ralph Vaughan Williams

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Vaughan Williams reflects on rehearsals with an [unknown] orchestra

Experience Information

Date/Time 1928
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:12:36 +0100
Approved on Sun, 13 Mar 2016 12:49:17 +0000