The New Releases Show with David Mellor - Saturday 7 June 2014

David Mellor showcases new releases from Brahms and Massenet and a legendary pianist playing Beethoven.

If you’re a fan of Beethoven , don’t miss this week’s New Releases Show. David Mellor will feature a fantastic, historic recording of the 'Emperor’ Piano Concerto, which has just been re-issued.

There's also a brilliant, brand new album of orchestral favourites by Massenet, and a beautiful recording of chamber music by Brahms.

ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

Neeme Jarvi conducts Massenet
Truls Mork/Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande/Neeme Jarvi
Chandos CHSA 5137 

David Mellor's verdict: "This is first rate stuff...You really get the opportunity to appreciate the music of Massenet." 

YOUNG ARTISTS TO WATCH

Stanford: Mass in G and other Choral Works

The Choir of Exeter College, Oxford/The Stapeldon Sinfonia/George de Voil
EM Records EMRCD021

David Mellor's verdict: "This is a great recording with fantastic acoustics."

CONNOISSEURS CHOICE

Brahms: The Complete String Quartets and Piano Quintet
Peter Laul/Gringolts Quartet
Orchid Classics ORC100042

David Mellor's verdict: "Really full of life and vigour." 
 
CHOICE FOR THE CURIOUS

Beethoven: Complete works for Solo Piano
Ronald Brautigam
BIS - BIS 1892

David Mellor's verdict: "Extremely well dispatched by Ronald Brautigam - I wouldn't hesitate in downloading this one."


SPECIAL HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

Fritz Reiner conducts Richard Strauss
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Fritz Reiner
RCA 88883790552-11

David Mellor's verdict: "This is a really fine re-issue. Great high quality from one of the greats" 

 

 

 

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