The New Releases Show with David Mellor: Saturday 29 March 2014

David Mellor takes his pick of the best new albums, including a fine Sibelius recording.

Join David Mellor for his pick of the latest releases, including more from Classic FM’s Album of the Weekend – a fine new recording of Sibelius, featuring the young British violinist Jennifer Pike.  

There’s also a tribute to the late pianist John Ogdon, a brilliant new collection of music by Kreisler, and a range of yet-to-be-released albums that are well worth your attention.

Album of the Week

Fritz Kreisler: Violin Music
Jack Liebeck/Katya Apekisheva
Hyperion CDA68040 

David's verdict: 'If you like a great tune and superb playing then this is certainly for you.' 

Connoisseurs Choice

John Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
Iestyn Davies/Thomas Dunford
Hyperion CDA68007

David's verdict: 'A very fair and generous selection of Dowland songs.'

Choice for the Curious

The Complete RCA Album Collection
John Ogden
RCA 88843039072  

David's verdict: 'Shows what an outstanding player John was in his prime. It's very sad that his career was cut so short, but we can still celebrate him with this great selection'

Best Bargain

C.P.E. Bach: The Collection
Various Artists
Warner Classics 2564634927

David's verdict: 'Good recordings...everything is played on original instruments with really skilled musicians...If Bach was good enough for Frederick the Great, then he should be good enough for us.' 

Best for Beginners

Sibelius - Violin Concerto
Jennifer Pike/Bergen Philharmonic/Sir Andrew Davis
Chandos CHSA5134

David's verdict: 'A very effective recording...well played and well conducted.'

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.