The New Releases Show: August 18

17 August 2012, 19:15

David’s Album of the Week is a new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5

David reviews the latest releases, and this week his Best for Beginners is an album of highlights from the ballet Giselle by Adolphe Adam. David’s Album of the Week is a new recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and his Choice for the Curious celebrates the wind concertinos of one of the most imaginatively named composers, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari.

Connoisseur’s Choice

The Eton Choirbook
Tonus Peregrinus
Naxos
8.572840

Best Bargain

Wagner - Orchestral Excerpts 2
Seattle Symphony
Gerard Schwarz
Naxos
8.572768

Best for Beginners

Adolphe Adam
Giselle – Highlights
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Neville Marriner
Brilliant
94354

Choice for the Curious

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Complete Wind Concertos
Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma
Francesco La Vecchia
Naxos
8.572921

Album of the Day

Mahler: Symphony No. 5
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Yakov Kreizberg
OPMC Classics