The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 26 July 2014, 9pm

Sir Colin Davis at the peak of his powers conducting Haydn is David's Album of the Week.

This week, David Mellor pays tribute to the late, great Sir Colin Davis, whose posthumously released album of Haydn symphonies with the LSO is David's Album of the Week.

"This is also my Best Bargain," says David, "due to the sheer quantity and quality of music making on display here."

Choice for the Curious 

Faure/Ravel/Saint-Saens: Orchestral Works
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Ludovic Morlot

David Mellor's verdict: "A very interesting album...very well recorded."

Recording of special historical significance 

The Sony and RCA Album Collection (39 discs)
Claudio Abbado 
Sony 88843045052

David Mellor's verdict: "I'm thrilled to see this box set released. It is an exceptionally rich and rewarding collection."


Music for the Royal Occasion From St Paul's
St. Paul's Cathedral Choir and organ/Christopher Dearnley 
Cameo Classics CC9017CD 

David Mellor's verdict: "An interesting take.'

Young Artist to Watch 

Behind the Lines
Anna Prohaska/Eric Schneider
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 2472 2

David Mellor's verdict: "Very good indeed...a promising young artist to watch."

Best for Beginners 

Forever: The Official Album of the World War One Commemorations
Central Band of the Royal British Legion 
Decca 0602537826537

David Mellor's verdict: "It certainly stirs memories of fine British music" 

Album of the week 

Haydn: Symphonies No. 92, 93, 97-99
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis

David Mellor's verdict: "A fitting tribute to Sir Colin Davis and really shows that his greatness stayed with him till the last."

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