David Mellor: upcoming shows
Sundays, 7-9pm. David is always delighted to receive your thoughts on the music he plays – especially if there’s a theme you think would work well on a Sunday night. Let him know your thoughts via the form below or Tweet @ClassicFM, and listen this Sunday evening for a wonderfully indulgent and enjoyable two-hour journey of discovery on Classic FM.
Sunday 18th February
Voting in the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame is now open – and tonight, David presents two hours of outstanding music which, perhaps surprisingly, isn’t in the current Top 300.
Puccini’s opera, Turandot – with its world-famous aria, ‘Nessun Dorma’ – is nowhere to be found in the current countdown. Ditto Glazunov’s wonderfully evocative description of The Seasons, and Richard Strauss’s masterpiece Don Juan.
Tonight, David plays selections from these works – and many others – as he hopefully inspires you to make your three selections for this year’s chart.
Sunday 25th February
Tonight, David Mellor celebrates the extraordinary output of Hollywood’s favourite composer, John Williams. He’ll be celebrating the man both as conductor of prestigious ensembles and ascomposer, with selections from his iconic film scores.
The great film score composer isn’t just known for his soundtracks such as Harry Potter and Star Wars. David plays some of the orchestral music which has been specially commissioned for major events and ceremonies across America, featuring top performers such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Sunday 4th March
David reflects back on St. David’s Day, with a programme that celebrates the very best Welsh artists, conductors and music.
There’ll be first-class performances from Bryn Terfel, Catrin Finch and Dame Gwyneth Jones, alongside a celebration of Welsh National Opera and works conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes.
Sunday 11th March
This week, David plays music requested by Classic FM listeners, including pieces written by Parry and Tchaikovsky. David will explore Richard Strauss’s little known symphonic poem Aus Italien, Borodin’s String Quartet No.2, string sonatas by Rossini and piano music by Sibelius.