The New Releases Show with David Mellor: Saturday 18 January 2014

The Brodsky Quartet tackle the American repertoire in David Mellor's Album of the Week.

This week, David Mellor's Album of the Week comes from the imaginative Brodsky Quartet who are exploring the sound of America through music written for string quartet.

It's a passionate and elegant album, capturing the spirit and pathos of the new world - and David's verdict: "Brilliantly played…The highest quality of music making."

Choice for the Curious

Your Tuneful Voice: Handel Oratorio Arias
Iestyn Davies/The Kings Consort/Robert King
Vivat VIVAT105                          

David's verdict: "Iestyn Davies is establishing a world wide reputation. A great job!"   

Connoisseurs Choice

Delius in Norway
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Andrew Davis
Chandos CHSA5131

David's verdict: "Lots of interesting pieces here and a great Chandos release, starting the year as they mean to go on."

Album of the week

New World Quartets
Brodsky Quartet
Chandos - CHAN10801

David's verdict: "Brilliantly played…The highest quality of music making." 

Best Bargain

How Sweet the sound
Teldec 2564641038

David's verdict: "You can't go far wrong with this"                                                   

Choice for the very curious

C.P.E. Bach: Wurttemberg Sonatas
Mahan Esfahani
Hyperion CDA67995

David's verdict: "An expectional player. I looking forward to much more from him."

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