Friday Film (70)

Is the following musically embodied fact written up anywhere in ‘the literature’? If it is, I don’t remember seeing it. (I checked in Michael Kennedy’s weighty tome The Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams; but there’s no sign that he or anyone else has noticed what I’ve noticed.)

Maybe it’s written up somewhere else; maybe it isn’t. Either way, the present death of our musical culture means that the time is past when it could have mattered.

Still, now you know about it. Whereas, previously, you probably didn’t.

You’re welcome.

(i) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): music for the film 49th Parallel (rel. 1941)…


(ii) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): ‘Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor’ (1952); II: Scherzo


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