The New Releases Show: 27 October

"Pappano’s way with the New World Symphony is terrific." David's Album of the Week is a new release from EMI Classics of Dvorak's Symphony no 9 and Cello Concerto.

Best for Beginners

The Best of the King’s Singers

Signum Classics

What David says : "This two CD Signum set includes one album of classical repertory and one of lighter music. It all gets the King’s Singers treatment and I can’t think of a better way of crossing the threshold from popular music into classical music than this generously filled two CD set."

Best Bargain

Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer

The King’s Singers

What David says: "Recorded in Nashville, this album ‘Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer’ is very cleverly put together. There are a whole host of pieces that take on different parts of the Lords Prayer from plainsong through to the present day and it’s a fascinating amalgam that includes pieces I’ve never heard before."

Choice for the Curious


Helene Grimaud/Sol Gabetta
Deutsche Grammophon
479 0090

What David says: “Two outstanding artists, pianist Helene Grimaud and the cellist Sol Gabetta give a really interesting recital on this album. It’s very nicely played and features a good selection of music.”

Album of the Week

Dvorak: Symphony No.9 and Cello Concerto

Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano
EMI Classics
509999 1410221

What David says : “I strongly recommend this recording. I think Pappano’s way with the New World Symphony is terrific. Having spent his time largely as an operatic conductor he comes to this with a fresh mind and I really love this recording.”

Connoisseur’s Choice 1

Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 27 and 20

Maria Joao Pires
Orchestra Mozart
Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon
479 0075

What David says: “Maria Joao Pires is a great expert on the music of Mozart and anyone who loves Mozart will love this album.”

Connoisseur’s Choice 2


Angela Hewitt
CDA 67898

What David says : “This is a quality recording from Hyperion by Angela Hewitt performing the Piano music of Debussy. It’s a really good recital and at 79 minutes long it is a well filled album.”

The New Releases Show

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