The New Releases Show: 2 February 2013

David reviews recent releases and his Album of the Week is one of the many Wagner recordings that are out this year to mark his bicentenary.

David’s Connoisseur’s Choice is a Chandos release of overtures by Berlioz, and his Choice for the Curious is a re-release of Francis Poulenc’s Gloria and Stabat Mater, which will also feature in David’s show on Sunday evening because he’s dedicating 2 hours to the French composer who died 50 years ago on Wednesday.

Best Bargain

Music for Paradise
The Best of Hildegard von Bingen
Various Artists
Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
88697 98305 2

Connoisseur’s Choice

Berlioz: Overtures
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis
Chandos        
CHSA 5118

Young Artist to Watch

Maurice Ravel
Works for Violin and Piano
Lena Neudauer/Paul Rivinius/Julian Steckel
Hanssler Classic SCM
98.002

Album of the Week

Richard Wagner
Tannhauser
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Marek Janowski
PentaTone Classics
PTC 5186 405

Best for Beginners

Franz Liszt
Liebestraum and other piano works
Jorge Bolet
Decca
478 5157

Choice for the Curious

Francis Poulenc
Gloria
Choeur et Maitrise de Radio France; Philharmonia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit
Decca
478 5158

Connoisseur’s Choice 2

New Year’s Concert 2013
Vienna Philharmonic
Franz Welser-Most
Sony Classical88765411632


The New Releases Show

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