A date with the Schumanns

We meet five leading performers as they record our May issue cover CD

Recording BBC Music Magazine's May cover CD in Oxford

The May issue of BBC Music Magazine features a cover CD of Schumann songs, recorded exclusively for us by leading performers all of whom are closely associated with the annual Oxford Lieder Festival.

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During the recording sessions in Oxford in January, our deputy editor Jeremy Pound went to have a listen. In between takes, he talked to the five performers – (left to right in the video) pianist Sholto Kynoch, baritone Roderick Williams, mezzo-soprano Katie Bray, tenor Robert Murray and soprano Mary Bevan – and asked them about the joy of  tackling works by both Robert and Clara Schumann…

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