Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor takes his pick of the best new albums, including a fine Sibelius recording.
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
David's verdict: 'If you like a great tune and superb playing then this is certainly for you.'
John Dowland: The Art of Melancholy
Iestyn Davies/Thomas Dunford
David's verdict: 'A very fair and generous selection of Dowland songs.'
Choice for the Curious
The Complete RCA Album Collection
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'
C.P.E. Bach: The Collection
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