Vaughan Williams In The BBC Archives

Series of radio talks for the BBC given by Ralph Vaughan Williams.



An edited version of a talk entitled the Great Bourgeois, one the composer gave in July 1950 when he was 77.

In it Vaughan Williams talks about Bach, his own reputation at that time, how his music should be performed and how Bach belongs to all of us.


An affectionate tribute to Vaughan Williams's friend and fellow composer Gustav Holst, whom he described as 'a visionary but never a dreamer'.

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Part of an address Vaughan Williams gave in 1955 about his teachers, including his thoughts about Hubert Parry, who taught him from the age of 17.