Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David's album of the week comes from the great Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Flórez.
In L’Amour , Juan Diego Flórez’s first solo album in four years, the Peruvian tenor turns the spotlight on his own choice of French operatic repertoire - including works by Donizetti, Gounod and Massenet.
'I really can't recommend this too highly,' says David Mellor. 'Juan is in great voice and the choices are such fun. It is also fantastic to see a full set of accompanying notes. This is quality from every possible aspect.'
That's why he's made it his Album of the Week.
Kiri Te Kanawa
Warner Classics 2564635295
David's verdict: 'If you like fine soprano singing, I can't urge you more to purchase this.'
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2
Maurizio Pollini/Staatskapelle Dresden/Christian Thielemann
Deutsche Grammophon 0289 479 2384 8 CD DDD GH
David's verdict: 'Pollini is on good form.'
Album of Historical Significance
Carlo Maria Giulini: The Chicago Years
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Carlo Maria Guilini
Warner Classics 4317522
David's verdict: 'Full of Giulini's biggest works from his repertory and a party piece. This is excellent.'
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet Op.115/String Quartet in A minor Op.51 No.2
Michael Collins/The Brodsky Quartet
David's verdict: 'Lovely, and well produced.'
Album of the Week
Juan Diego Florez/Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Roberto Abbado
David's verdict: 'Juan is in great voice and the choices are such fun...This is quality from every possible aspect.'