The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 13 July 2013

Join David Mellor for the best round-up of the latest new releases.

Tonight, David features a wonderful album called Down By The Sea. It’s a collection of British folk songs with a focus on the nautical – and it’s well worth a listen. 

Also listen out for an extraordinary recording of Bruckner with an 89-year-old conductor at the helm, and more from Claudio Abbado’s recently-released album of Schumann with Orchestre Mozart.

Conoisseur's Choice

Down by the Sea - A Collection of British Folksongs
Blossom Street/Hilary Campbell
Naxos 8.573069

David's verdict: 'Simply lovely. I cannot recommend this disc too highly."

Best Bargain

Berlioz, arr. Liszt: Harold en Italie
Philip Dukes/Piers Lane
Naxos 8573011

David's verdict: 'The two artists work together beautifully. A first class recording.'

Album of the Week

Schumann: Symphony No.2
Orchestre Mozart/Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon DG 4791061

David's verdict: 'Very good it is too.' 

Best for Beginners 

Summer Night Concert 2013
Vienna Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel
Sony 88883712052

David's verdict: 'Popular stuff from Verdi and Wagner - our birthday boys. Beautifully and imposingly played'

Choice for the Curious

Rautavaara: Missa A Cappella - Sacred Choral Music
Latvian Radio Choir/Sigvards Kļava
Ondine ODE12232

David's verdict: 'Approachable and mystical...beautifully sung.'

Connoisseur's Choice 

Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Stanisław Skrowaczewski

David's verdict: 'A very special issue. Don't hesitate to buy or download it.'

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.