The New Releases Show - Saturday 31 October 2015, 9pm

Nigel Kennedy's New Four Seasons is among David's picks for the week.

On tonight’s show, David passes verdict on Nigel Kennedy’s latest version of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. His 1989 breakthrough recording sold more than two million copies and remained at the top of the UK classical charts for almost two years. Now, Kennedy offers us a completely fresh take on the piece, opened up to embrace developments in technology, including the drum programming of Massive Attack's Damon Reece.

Also tonight, David enjoys Andrea Bocelli’s latest album - an excursion to the world of film music.

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Among David's other choices, there’s a superb new recording of Ravel’s Piano Concertos with Yuja Wang at the piano; Neeme Järvi and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande explore Offenbach's effervescent music in a third album of their survey of French orchestral works of the nineteenth century; Steven Osborne shines in lyrical new performances of seven of Schubert's greatest late works for piano; and the music of Wilhelm Fitzenhagen bursts into the Hyperion catalogue with two triumphant cello concerto.

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