Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor showcases the best of the new classical albums.
Finally, David’s Best Bargain features a stunning selection of Gershwin hits, taken from a brand new compilation covering the American composer’s work on Broadway.
Young artist to watch
Play: Works for Cello and Piano
Edgar Moreau/Pierre-Yves Hodique
David's verdict: 'A new name for me and a rather fine album indeed.'
Recording of special historical significance.
The London Years
London Symphony Orchestra/István Kertész
David's verdict: 'This is a terrific set. Well worth investing in - you can't go wrong."
Mozart: Piano Works
David's verdict: 'This is absolutely fantastic...Naive have some great recordings and I always rush to buy them."
Choice for the curious
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto
Renaud Capuçon/Celine Frisch/Chamber Orchestra of EuropeWarner Classics
David's verdict: 'The playing is masterful.'
AMERICA! Volume 2: Gershwin, from Broadway to the Concert Hall
Jon Nakamatsu/Jon Manasse/Frank Braley/Michael Sheppard/Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Harmonie Ensemble New York
Harmonia Mundi America! HMX2908541/42
David's verdict: 'A very generous selection. A great bargain."
Album of the Week
Poulenc: Stabat Mater
Carolyn Sampson/Cappella Amsterdam/Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Estonian National Symphony Orchestra/Daniel Reuss
Harmonia Mundi HMC902149
David's verdict: 'I was sad that Poulenc didn't get much of a celebration last year for his 200th anniversary, but it is still good to see that artists and labels still have faith."