The New Releases Show: August 4

This week, David features new albums by Natalie Clein, Dmitri Tiomkin, Arvo Pärt and Stephen Hough.

This week, David recommends his favourites from a number of recent releases and re-releases, including cellist Natalie Clein performing music by Bloch and Bruch and the London Symphony Orchestra playing the film music of Dmitri Tiomkin.  His Connoisseur's Choice is Serenity: The Beauty of Arvo Pärt, and his Album of the Week is The French Album by Stephen Hough.  David has the world premiere play of this new release, so get ready to hear two tracks from it before anyone else!

Best for Beginners

French Classics
London Symphony Orchestra
Yondani Butt
Nimbus Alliance
NI 6188

Best Bargain

Serenity: The Beauty of Arvo Part

Choice for the Curious

The Greatest Film Scores of Dmitri Tiomkin
London Symphony Orchestra & London Voices
Richard Kaufman
LSO Live

Album of the Week

Stephen Hough’s French Album

Connoisseur’s Choice

Bloch & Bruch
Natalie Clein
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov
478 3963

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Piano Concerto
Wilhelm Kempff
Virtuoso 478 4223

The New Releases Show

The New CD Show With David Mellor on Classic FM The New Releases Show

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