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!
Letter from Holst to Vaughan Williams, 29 March 1914. In Imogen Holst and Ursula Vaughan Williams (ed.), Heirs and rebels (London, ), p. 43. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1406802536207 accessed: 7 July, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by Ralph Vaughan Williams
|Date/Time||27 March, 1914|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
The programme also included Ravel's 'Valses Nobles et Sentimentales'.