The New Releases Show: 12 January 2013

David works his way through another pile of recently released albums awarding his Connoisseur’s Choice to a beautiful new album of opera arias. His Recording of Special Historical Significance is a box set of Beethoven conducted by Otto Klemperer and his Album of the Week is a brilliant performance of Schubert symphonies.

Choice for the Curious

Dvorak: Piano Quintet Op.81, String Quartet Op.96 “American”

Carmina Quartet
Teo Georghiu
Sony Classical

Connoisseur’s Choice

Romantische Arien

Christian Gerhaher
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Daniel Harding
Sony Classical

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Beethoven: The Orchestra Recordings – Symphonies and Overtures

Philharmonia Orchestra/New Philharmonia Orchestra
Otto Klemperer
EMI Classics
4 04288 2

Album of the Week

Schubert: Symphony Nos. 5 & 6

Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
David Zinman
RCA Red Seal
88725 46336 2

Best Bargain

Schubert: Works for Violin and Fortepiano 2

Jacqueline Ross; Maggie Cole

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Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.