Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor revisits the classic Three Tenors concert from 20 years ago.
David Mellor might have his own thoughts on who the new Three Tenors are, but you can’t mess with the originals. So tonight, David returns to Pavarotti and friends and the recently re-released concert CD of their classic 1994 concert at the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium.
Best for Beginners
The Three Tenors in Concert 1994
Luciano Pavarotti/Placido Domingo/Jose Carreras/Zubin Mehta
David Mellor's verdict: "I have given my views on who I think are the new Three Tenors but you can't beat the originals for now. A fantastic sound."
Album of the week
Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 22 and 24
Angela Hewitt/National Arts Centre Orchestra/Hannu Lintu
David Mellor's verdict: "This is pretty darn good playing of concertos that aren't as well known as they should be."
Choice for the Curious
Hibla Gerzmava/Arsen Sogomonian/National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia/Vladimir Spivakov
David Mellor's verdict: "I'm glad to see the return of the Melodiya catalogue, they have some really interesting stuff and well worth exploring."
Young Artist to Watch
Sony Classical 8888 3784082
David Mellor's verdict: "Lavinia Meijer has changed my mind on Einaudi. This is really eye opening stuff and well played"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Emperor'
Cyprien Katsaris/Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner
Piano 21 P21 051-N
David Mellor's verdict: "A stunning pairing here…and bang up to date."