Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Ryuichi Sakamoto Download 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' on iTunes
Sir Colin Davis at the peak of his powers conducting Haydn is David's Album of the Week.
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)
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
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
LSO LIVE LSO0702
David Mellor's verdict: "A fitting tribute to Sir Colin Davis and really shows that his greatness stayed with him till the last."