The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 17 May 2014

Pianist Stephen Hough's nocturnal music is David's Album of the Week.

This week, David Mellor’s Album Of The Week comes from globe trotting pianist Stephen Hough, whose latest album In the Night explores repertoire associated with the nocturnal hours, including one of his own compositions. 

Also they wowed on stage at Classic FM Live and now they’ll be gracing the New Releases Show as David’s Young Artists to Watch – it can only be stunning opera power couple Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.  

And David’s Choice for the Curious is a brilliant new recording of music by Respighi .

Love Duets
Ailyn Pérez/Stephen Costello/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Patrick Summers
Warner 82564 6334858

David Mellor's verdict: 'They could be the power couple the musical world has been looking for. They have a big future ahead of them…A seriously good listen.'

Connoisseurs Choice

Mister Dowland's Midnight
Christoph Denoth
Signum Classics SIGCD 382

David Mellor's verdict: 'Well played…Makes a strong case for the music of Dowland and shows why we should stop overlooking him as a Great British composer.' 

Best Bargain

The Beatles 
Wihan Quartet
Nimbus NI 6272

David Mellor's verdict: 'I like these arrangements. It's not just the tunes, its more complicated than that…a fun listen" 

Album of the Week

In the Night
Stephen Hough
Hyperion CDA67996

David Mellor's verdict: 'Another marvellous release from Stephen Hough and I do mean marvellous - he does spent a lot of time planning these releases and it shows every time.' 

Choice for the curious

Respighi: Impressioni brasiliane/La Boutique Fantasque
Orchestre Philharmmonique Royal de Liège/John Nexhlling
Bis BIS 2050

David Mellor's verdict: 'Lots of joys to be found here. I really do think that the music of Respighi is worth hearing and this CD really does the job.' 

Connoisseurs Choice

In Duo Recital
Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk 
Nimbus NI 5914

David Mellor's verdict: 'A brilliant release…A great buy for any one who is serious about their classical guitar music.'

The New Releases Show

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Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.