English song takes centre stage in the August issue of BBC Music Magazine, with acclaimed mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly on the cover. She talks to Paul Riley about her love of English song, ahead of the release of her new disc. We also talk to other top singers and pianists about their favourite songs from the genre. Also this month, Clemency Burton-Hill sits down with lutenist Matthew Wadsworth, who describes how his instrument is having a renaissance thanks to the rise of music streaming platforms. Pianist Rebeca Omordia talks to BBC Music Magazine about how she is championing the music of Nigerian composers. Plus, Mark-Anthony Turnage is the Composer of the Month. On your cover CD this month, the Amatis Piano Trio and the Calidore Quartet perform chamber works by Ravel, Haydn and Mendelssohn.
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