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.'