The Best New Releases of 2015 with David Mellor

David takes a look back at his pick of the 25 best recordings of 2015.

David Mellor Album of the Year Aida

David Mellor takes a look back at his personal choice of the best classical album releases of 2015. Here are a few of the big hitters in his selection:

David Mellor's Album of the Year

Aida Pappano Harteros KaufmannVerdi: Aida
Anja Harteros/Jonas Kaufmann/Orchestra e coro dell'Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Antonio Pappano
Warner Classics - 2564610663

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Best Concerto

Yuja Wang RavelRavel: Piano Concerto in G/Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D
Yuja Wang/Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich/Lionel Bringuier
Deutsche Grammophon 4794954

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Best Orchestral

Elgar Symphony 1 RLPO PetrenkoElgar: Symphony No.1/Cockaigne Overture
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko
Onyx ONYX4145

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Riccardo Chailly SerenadesBrahms: Serenades
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Riccardo Chailly
Decca 4786775

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Rachmaninov Symphony 2 BergenRachmaninov: Symphony No.2
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton
BIS - BIS2071

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Best Vocal

Jonas Kaufmann Nessun Dorma PucciniNessun Dorma - The Puccini Album
Jonas Kaufmann/Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia/ Antonio Pappano
Sony 88875092482

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Best Instrumental

Stephen Hough Grieg Lyric PiecesGrieg: Lyric Pieces
Stephen Hough
Hyperion CDA68070

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Lortie Mercier Rachmaninov DuetsRachmaninov: Piano Duets
Louis Lortie/Hélène Mercier
Chandos CHAN10882

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Join David to hear these and his other favourites of the year. And what’s in store for 2016? David offers a sneak preview of some interesting looking things to come.