Scope and Content

Correspondence with composers, musicians, colleagues, students, academics and other persons.

The correspondents include;

Benjamin Britten (1946-c1972)

Peter Pears (1970s and 1980s)

E.M. Forster (1948-1970)

John and Myfanwy Piper (1946-1949)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1953-1958)

Malcolm Williamson (1965-1970s), including items concerning The Growing Castle

John Mansfield Thomson (1970-1990)

Leonard Thompson (1991-1992), including typescript of his recollections of the first production of Peter Grimes

Hugues Cuenod (c1982-1990)

May Buckingham (1968-1993)

Howard Ferguson (1954-1956)

Gordon Crosse (1965-1968)

Cissie Oppenheim (1965-1977)

Edward Lowbury (1982-1991)

Suzanne Danco (1985-1992)

Mary Lago (1991-1994)

Winifred Ferrier (1953, 1987-1990).

Kathleen Ferrier (no date)

Anthony Gishford (1962)

David Bedford (no date)

Jim and Ruth Ann McDonald (University of Maryland, College Park) (1984-1994)

Arthur Bliss (1953, 1967)

Also, letters from Crozier to Evans, 1946-1954, 1963, 1965 (180 letters) including transcriptions and indexes.

Access Information


This material is made available under the standard conditions of the Britten-Pears Foundation. Readers will be required to produce proof of identity and to sign a Reader's Undertaking form.

Related Material

See also PPA/THOMPSON_L for correspondence between Peter Pears and Leonard Thompson