The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 28 June 2014

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.  

Also Angela Hewitt dazzles with her new recording of Mozart piano concertos, and Einaudi’s music is given a new twist on the harp.

Best for Beginners

The Three Tenors in Concert 1994
Luciano Pavarotti/Placido Domingo/Jose Carreras/Zubin Mehta
Warner 0825646337378

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
Hyperion CDA68049

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
Melodiya MELCD1002212

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

Lavinia Meijer
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"

Connoisseurs Choice

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."

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