Madeleine Mitchell on the chamber music of Grace Williams

Gramophone Fri 15th March 2019

The violinist talks about the chamber music of one of Wales's major musical voices

Madeleine Mitchell and friends have just released a recording for Naxos of chamber music by one of Wales's finest composers, Grace Williams (1906-77). Williams studied at the Royal College of Music – where Madeleine Mitchell is a violin professor – with Gordon Jacob and Ralph Vaughan Williams. She left a sizeable body of work, her best-known piece being the orchestral tone-poem Penillion, as well as a lot of chamber music, much of it as yet unpublished. James Jolly caught up with Madeleine Mitchell to talk about the composer's music on her new Naxos album.

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