NEW ALBUM 

Vaughan Williams: Complete Works for Violin and Piano 

Midori Komachi (violin), Simon Callaghan (piano)

 

Release on 1st July 2022

MusiKaleido MKCD002

 

  • Romance and Pastorale (1912 -1914) 
  • The Lark Ascending (original version for violin and piano) (1914-1920) 
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor (1954)
  • 6 Studies in English Folksong (1926)

 

Available now as CD and streaming on all major platforms

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As part of Vaughan Williamss 150th Anniversary celebrations, RVW150, this album will give listeners a full insight into the composers 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 will be a CD booklet including photos specially taken with the artists for this album at Leith Hill Place, Vaughan Williamss 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.   

 

Recorded at Wyastone Recording Studio, Monmouth UK, on 30th & 31st July 2021

 

Producer: Adrian Farmer

Editor: Simon Callaghan 

 

 


 

 

 

 

RVW Project

This release is part of 'RVW Project' led by Midori Komachi, aiming to bring Vaughan Williams's music to a wider audience in the UK and Japan through publication, recordings film and events.  

 


Still image from Music Video of 'Romance' -released alongside the album ©Musicarta Media
Still image from Music Video of 'Romance' -released alongside the album ©Musicarta Media

With a particular connection to Leith Hill Place, the 1st track Romance has inspired a production of a music video, which has been filmed with the artist at this location, and this will be released along with the album.

The CD will be available in both English and Japanese versions. The Japanese version will be released in August 2022

 

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CD Launch Concert (UK)
Saturday 9th July  2022, 6:30pm   
Leith Hill Place, Leith Hill Lane, Dorking RH5 6LU 

SOLD OUT


 A launch concert at Leith Hill Place (National Trust), Vaughan Williamss childhood home, where Midori Komachi and Simon Callaghan will present the album with an illustrative talk about the composers works for violin and piano. 



Vaughan Williams with his cat Foxy, 1947 ©Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust
Vaughan Williams with his cat Foxy, 1947 ©Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust

Celebrating the 150th Birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams 

 

RVW150 Gala Concert - National Trust

 

Wednesday 12th October, 6:30pm 

Leith Hill Place

 

Be inspired by an intimate performance with violinist Midori Komachi and pianist Simon Callaghan performing a selection of RVW pieces. 

The evening will also include ‘New Light on the Lark’ a talk by writer & broadcaster Andrew Green, which reveals the true origins of how the 'Lark Ascending' came to be written for the brilliant young violinist Marie Hall. 

Also one of the first viewings of a short film celebrating the landscape which inspired both George Meredith and Vaughan Williams.

The ticket price will include a celebratory piece of birthday cake and a glass of bubbles. Additional drinks can be purchased on the night.


  • Label: MusiKaleido 
  • Supported by the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, The Nimbus Foundation 
  • Publicity: Archery Promotions