The New Releases Show: 23 February 2013

This week, David continues to champion a recent Classic FM Album of the Week: the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s new recording of overtures by Franz von Suppe.

His Connoisseurs’ Choice, meanwhile, is a selection of British opera overtures performed by the Victoria Opera Orchestra, and there’s also a new recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition from the pianist Steven Osborne.  Plus – a sneak preview of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s brand new Symphony Edition boxed set, which David will be dedicating two hours to on Sunday night from 7.

Choice for the Curious

Franz von Suppe: Overtures and Marches
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Jarvi
Chandos
CHSA 5110

Connoisseur’s Choice

Hubert Parry: From a City Window
Various Artists
Delphian
DCD34117

Album of the Week

Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition: Prokofiev: Visions Fugitives
Steven Osborne
Hyperion
CDA67896

Connoisseur’s Choice 2

British Opera Overtures: Victorian Opera Orchestra
Richard Bonynge
Somm
SOMMCD 0123

Choice for the Very Curious

Chausson: Concert/String Quartet
Jennifer Pike
Tom Poster
Doric String Quartet
Chandos
CHAN 10754

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Mahler: Symphony No.2 “Resurrection”
Wiener Philharmoniker
Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon
00289 479 0757

The New Releases Show

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