Classical Journey Episode 87: Rebeca’s keyboard is her oyster

On 27 January 2017 Somm Recordings released the first ever recording of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ complete piano music . Recorded at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham in March 2015, the disc also features works for two pianos and piano duet with Nigerian-Romanian Rebeca Omordia and British pianist Mark Bebbington, including  world premiere of the Introduction and Fugue and a 1947 transcription of Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. The Tallis Fantasia in its original string version is an evergreen English work, repeatedly topping UK’s Classic FM’s listener surveys of favourite pieces.

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