The New CD Show - Classical Releases 7 July

This week David selects his favourite releases and re-releases including recordings of Holst's Cotswold Symphony and Tchaikovsky's violin concertos. His Choice for the Very Curious is from a composer called Robert Fuchs, and his Best Bargain is from the Sao Paolo Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Marin Alsop, performing music by Prokofiev.

Young Artist To Watch
Nielsen / Tchaikovsky: Violin Concertos
Vilde Frang
Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
EMI Classics
50999 60257024

Choice for the Curious
Holst: Cotswolds Symphony / Walt Whitman Overture / Indra / Japanese Suite / A Winter Idyll
Ulster Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta
Naxos
8.572914

Choice for the Very Curious
Robert Fuchs: Serenades Nos. 3, 4 and 5
Christian Ludwig
Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Naxos
8.572607

CD of the Week
Arias for Guadagni: The First Modern Castrato
Iestyn Davies
Arcangelo
Hyperíon
CDA67924

Best Bargain
Sergey Prokofiev: Symphony No.5 – The Year 1941
Marin Alsop
Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra
Naxos
8.573029

Best for Beginners
Milos: Latino
Milos Karadaglic
Christoph Israel
Studio Orchestra for the European Film Philharmonic
Deutsche Grammaphon
479 0514