Dear John Lubbock
I had the great good fortune to take three friends to last Saturday’s performance in the Abbey [8 October]. We are all pretty musical, & we’re absolutely overwhelmed by the performances which you brought to us [Rachmaninov Paganini Variations, Dvorak New World symphony, Stanford Motets]. All different but each beautifully executed with a clarity, freshness & sheer brilliance which left all four of us gripped with joy.
Thank you for assembling such star quality for all of us in such an accessible & beautiful setting. The next time we meet I will express my gratitude face to face.