The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 17 August 2013

Light music topped the bill in David's latest selection of new releases.

Eric Coates

Among the highlights of this week's new releases, David particularly enjoyed a brilliant new release of light music – The Definitive Eric Coates – and also championed the viola, an instrument that many believe to be the unsung hero of the orchestra.

Bless This House
Capitol Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Dragon
Memory Lane GLM/Y-69

The Definitive Eric Coates
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Eric Coates
Nimbus NI 6231

Benjamin James Dale: The Romantic Viola
RAM Viola Sextet/Yuko Inoue/Stephen Coombs
Naxos 8.573167

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Decca 478 5350

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2/Symphony for Strings
I Musici de Montreal/Maxim Shostakovich
Chandos CHAN 10565

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