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Letter and translation: original letter in German to unnamed recipient [RVW] from Julius Röntgen [German-born Dutch composer, pianist and conductor], relating to his impressions of A Pastoral Symphony, the score of which had been sent to him by the composer. He comments that it is the work of a genius, emphasising his desire to hear the work, commenting on the strange sound effects employed in places, and comparing aspects of the style to the work of Gustav Holst. Also a later, undated, translation of the letter.