Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Milos playing Rodrigo is David Mellor's Album of the Week.
Tonight, David Mellor gets a new year of album releases under way with some of classical music's heavyweights.
There's an extraordinary live recording of Beethoven 's Missa Solemnis in the hands of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. And Mozart's Haffner Symphony taken at a cracking pace by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Also David's Album of the Week is Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez played by the brilliant young guitarist Milos .
David's verdict: "Sung extremely well - from Russia with love, all the way from Kilburn."
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Lucy Crowe/Jennifer Johnston/James Gilchrist/Matthew Rose/Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner
David's verdict: "An extraordinary performance. Thoroughly convincing."
Album of the Week & Best for Beginners
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez/Fantasia para un Gentilhombre
Milos Karadaglić/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Deutsche Grammophon/Mercury Classics
David's verdict: "It really is marvellous. This boy is very special indeed."
Choice for the Curious
Mozart: March in D major/Serenade No. 9 in D major/Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'
Concentus Musicus Wien/Nikolaus Harnoncourt
David's Verdict: "Well-filled album. A pretty vigorous performance."
Choice for the Very Curious
Henk de Vileger: Wagner - The Ring, An Orchestral Adventure
Royal Swedish Orchestra/Lawrence Renes
David's Verdict: "A really good introduction to the Ring."