The New Releases Show with David Mellor: Saturday 26 October 2013

There's a Dvorak theme to David Mellor's new releases this week.

This week, David Mellor focuses on Dvorak, championing a new recording of his cello music by Steven Isserlis and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

Anne-Sophie Mutter, meanwhile, has just released a brilliant album of the composer’s violin music, which is David’s Connoisseur’s Choice.


Album of the Week

Dvorak: Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis/Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Harding
Hyperion CDA67917

David's verdict: "Artistry of the highest level with terrific sleeve notes. Outstanding."

Connoisseur's Choice

Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Anne-Sofie Mutter/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
DG 4791060

David's verdict: "A very interesting, really searching performance. With artists of this calibre, you can't go far wrong."

Choice for the Curious

Liszt at the Opera
Louis Lortie

David's verdict: "A very good player…beautifully recorded. Well worth hearing."

Choice for the Very Curious

Frank Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet and Sonatas
The Nash Ensemble
Hyperion CDA68003

David's verdict: "Wonderful. Fascinating music. Beautifully played."

Best Bargain

Paavo Berglund: Icons - The Bournemouth Years
Warner Classics 0192552

David's verdict: "Pretty wonderful."