Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor showcases new releases from Brahms and Massenet and a legendary pianist playing Beethoven.
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."
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
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
David Mellor's verdict: "This is a really fine re-issue. Great high quality from one of the greats"