Boughton, Rutland, English composer (1878-1960). Autograph letter signed.

Kilcot, near Newent in Gloucestershire, 1. I. 1960.

8vo. 2 pages.


To the English soprano Winifred Lawson: "Thank you very much for so generously helping us to celebrate Xmas - or rather, the New Year, for we spent Xmas with Arthur at Bath. And there on Boxing Day we had the saddest news: namely, that Christina had lost her life in a car accident near her house in the South of France. Her husband was at Barnes, and we have to wait his return before any details reach us [...] The Bethlehem broadcast was a disgrace to the BBC".

The artist and poetess Christina Walshe (b. 1888) was Boughton's second partner and his artistic "right-hand man" for his Glastonbury projects, particularly the country's first national annual summer school of music which he established with Walshe and the poet Reginald Buckley. Walshe died in a car accident on 24 December, 1959, in Vence, where she had been teaching at the Ecole Freinet.

In fine condition.

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