Letters 86–90 (October 1947–June 1948)

Authored by: Sophie Fuller , Jenny Doctor

Music, Life, and Changing Times

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  July  2019

Print ISBN: 9780367244712
eBook ISBN: 9780429352720
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Maconchy’s second child, Nicola, was born on 28 April 1947, although no letters between the two friends have survived from this time. Maconchy’s family had abandoned the idea of a move to London and were still at Wickham Lodge in Essex. During this eight-month period, Maconchy heard several of her works performed, including her Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra (1945), finished her Symphony (1945–8), and started work on a Fifth String Quartet (1948–9).

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