Gustav Holst in London - 31 August, 1933
It is difficult to thank you for last night because I've said it all before. I went expecting a real treat but I doubt if I've ever been so carried away by it before - which is saying a great deal.
And I'm going to repeat myself - it's the very essence of you.
Which is one of the two reasons (the other being that it is a beautiful work of art) why it is such an important event in my life.
It was a stroke of either a) genius or b) unconscious humour, to do it just after the Hindemith. It reminded me of the first definite idea of life I learnt while still in my cradle. Namely, that … more >>
Gustav Holst, Letter from Gustav Holst to Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1 September 1933. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 83-84. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406889954933 accessed: 4 December, 2023
location of experience: London
Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:45:55 +0100
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