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James Gilchrist - My Beloved is Mine - Herald Scotland


01 May 2013
Herald Scotland
Michael Tumelty

'....the immaculate duo of Gilchrist and Tilbrook lavished their profound emotional and psychological acuity in a shattering account of Schumann's tender, heart-rending vision of a poet's life and love
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