Vaughan Williams: in search of an English Voice (Artes Publishing, Japanese) 

Original book in English, Vaughan Williams by Simon Heffer 

Japanese translation by Midori Komachi and Nobuya Takahashi 

Artes Publishing 


Available to order on Amazon.jpArtes Publishing and all major bookstores in Japan 


The first biography of Vaughan Williams to be published in Japanese, this book is an introduction to the life and music of Vaughan Williams, and explores this great composer as one of the most important cultural figures in English history. This is Midori's 2nd book, following her Japanese translation of Delius as I knew him (Artes Publishing, 2017). 

Simon Heffer, widely known for his extensive work as a historian and journalist, gives an insightful and compelling account of the composer’s life against the backdrop of English culture and history. It is a depiction that exemplifies the bold humanism of England, and convincingly illustrates the composer as one of the most important figures in English history, living within, and at times opposing, the conservative mainstream culture of English music.

Available now on all major platforms and book stores in Japan.

Further information on Artes Publishing website (Japanese)