The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 3 January 2015, 9pm

David kicks off the new year with a centenary commemoration for Alexander Scriabin.

This week David Mellor opens a new year of new releases with a superb new recording of the piano concerto by Alexander Scriabin, the centenary of whose death is being marked in 2015.

It's performed by Yevgeny Sudbin and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Andrew Litton. Sudbin's recordings of Scriabin have received high praise and here he is well supported by the Bergen Philharmonic and their chief conductor Andrew Litton.

David also revisits a singer who he admired when he was a youth - the bass-baritone John Shirley-Quirk who passed away in 2014. A re-issue of his album English Song includes Vaughan Williams ' Songs of Travel with words by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Also on the move are the Aurora Orchestra who have been described as the 'new Academy of St Martin in the Fields '. They've recorded the original 13-instrument arrangement of Aaron Copland's timeless Appalachian Spring.

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.