The New Releases Show: 2 March 2013

David features a recording of works by his featured artist of the week, Verdi, on this week's new release show along with some very special recordings of Ravel and Debussy works

David champions a new release of Haydn by the Jessop Haydn Ensemble for this week's curious record seekers, while his connoisseur's choice is a recording of Strauss and Franck violin sonatas. For those wanting an introduction to Grieg, David features a new release of the composer's masterpiece, The Holberg Suite and this week's bargain is another by Verdi.

Choice for the Curious 

Haydn: Notturni & Scherzandi
Jessop Haydn Ensemble
Denis McCaldin
Divine Art
dda21221

Album of the Week

Viva Verdi: Overtures & Preludes
Filarmonica della Scala Riccardo Chailly
Decca
478 3559 

Choice for the Very Curious

In This Moonlit Night:Lieder by Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky & Taneyev
Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ivari Ilja
Ondine
ODE 1216-2

Connoisseur’s Choice

Franck & Strauss: Violin Sonatas
Augustin Dumay
Louis Lortie
Onyx
ONYX 4096

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Debussy Plays Debussy; Ravel Plays Ravel
Melodiya
MEL CD
10 02063

Best for Beginners

Grieg: Holberg Suite
Gothernburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi
Deutsche Grammophon
478 5182

Best Bargain

Verdi Requiem; Quattro Pezzi Sacri
Wiener Philharmoniker
Sir Georg Solti
Decca
478 4987

The New Releases Show

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