The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 28 February 2015, 9pm

David Mellor's Album of the Week is a rare recording of Brahms's Serenades, conducted by the mighty Riccardo Chailly.

This week David Mellor 's Album of the Week is a new Brahms offering from Riccardo Chailly with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, who had a staggering success with their Brahms Symphonies which David chose as his Album of the Year back in 2013.

Brahms's Serenades have been unjustly neglected and are rarely heard in concert, making them the perfect repertoire for this particular condutor's enquiring mind. 

David describes it as a "lovely album…You can't do better than Riccardo Chailly when it comes to Brahms."

Also tonight listen out for actor Kevin Whately – Inspector Lewis himself – who appears as a narrator on the debut album of his daughter, the soprano Kitty Whately.

The New Releases Show

The New CD Show With David Mellor on Classic FM The New Releases Show

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