Dance of the Hours Amilcare Ponchielli Download 'Dance of the Hours' on iTunes
This week's pick is a collection of Romantic classics from Howard Shelley.
Howard Shelley is a versatile musician. A few weeks ago, a set of Haydn symphonies with him as conductor was our CD of the Week; now, it's the turn of Shelley the pianist to shine.
On this new recording, he's joined by the Orchestra of Opera North - who he directs from the keyboard - to perform some of the best-loved piano concertos in the repertoire by Grieg , Schumann and Saint-Saens. Interestingly, this is the first time all three have been made available together on disc.