Vaughan Williams Complete Works for Violin & Piano
As part of Vaughan Williams’s 150th anniversary celebrations, RVW150, this album gives listeners full insight into the composer’s works for violin and piano, played by Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan, who have performed and researched the music of 20th century British composers to critical acclaim. Accompanying their performance is a CD booklet with photos specially taken with the artists at Leith Hill Place, Vaughan Williams’s childhood home. Additionally, based on extensive research in the manuscript archives, Komachi's liner notes in this booklet illustrate how these pieces encompass the composer's complete musical development.
With a particular connection to Leith Hill Place, Romance provided the inspiration and venue for a music video, filmed by Komachi and Callaghan, which this will be released along with the album.
The CD is available in both English and Japanese versions.