The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 20 April 2013

This week, David features a new album from a Russian soprano who’s being tipped for very big things, having been mentored by Dame Kiri te Kanawa, no less.

Julia Lezhneva

David also features the recently-released recording of Rachmaninov piano concertos by Valentina Lisitsa, and there’ll be more from Classic FM’s Album of the Weekend, which sees John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in the music of Bach.

Best for Beginners

Bach: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben
Famous Bach Choruses
John Eliot Gardiner
The Monteverdi Choir
Archiv
439 885-2


Young Artist to Watch

Handel: Aria: O nox dulcis, quies serena
Alleluia
Julia Lezhneva
Decca
478 5242

Handel: In furore RV626: Aria: In furore iustissimae irae
Alleluia
Julia Lezhneva
Decca
478 5242

Choice for the Curios

Vivaldi: Alma oppressa (from La Fida Ninfa)
Enchanted Forest
Anna Prohaska
DG Archiv
4790077

Purcell: Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens Z632
Enchanted Forest
Anna Prohaska
DG Archiv
4790077

Best Album

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 in G major K453 (3)
Karl Engel
Mozarteum-Orchester Salzburg
Teldec Classics
256465139-2

Connoisseurs Choice

Strauss: Finale: The Death of Don Quixote
Alban Gerhardt
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln
Hyperion
CDA67960

Album of the Week

Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op.43 (Variations 16-24)
Valentina Lisitsa
London Symphony Orchestra
Decca
4784890

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

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