The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 1 June 2013

Join David Mellor for his selection of new releases.

This week David's Conoisseur's Choice is an outstanding Wagner recording in his bicentenary year.

Another great composer turning 200 is Verdi . He also features this week an album by Angela Gheorghiu and one of the last recordings by the late Sir Colin Davis .


Choice for the Curious

Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischutz
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis

David's verdict: "This is a good listen. I can't recommend this highly enough."

Best for Beginners  

Angela Gheorghiu sings Verdi 
EMI Classics

David's verdict: "Angela Gheorghiu is on fine form. A nice collection." 

Album of the Week 

Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 27
Angela Hewitt
Orchestra da Camera di Mantova/Hannu Lintu
Hyperion CDA67919 

David's verdict: "Well worthy of your attention."

Connoisseur’s Choice

Nina Stemme
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
BIS BIS-2022 

David's verdict: "The Swedish Chamber Orchestra play brilliantly throughout."

Recording of Special Historical Significance  

Legendary Rubinstein! 
Nocturnes & Mazurkas
EMI Classics 730250 2 

David's verdict: "Beautifully cleaned up recordings by the greatest Chopin pianist of the 20th century."

The New Releases Show

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