From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:
Do not be put off by the cover, which shows two Victorians of different gender having a pre-Raphaelite snog. What they look like post-Raphael is left to the imagination, as is any thematic connection between Gilbert Baldry’s The Kiss and a set of Schumann pieces that evoke male friendships. Not long ago, when record companies employed picture researchers, their covers bore some relevance to the music inside. These days, the images seem to be picked by a computer linked to the Amazon sales chart.
Do not be put off either by the coupling of Schumann with a record newbie whose name you may not recognise…
Read on here.