The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 27 April 2013

This week, David has a world exclusive: the very first radio play of a new album of music by the contemporary composer Nigel Hess – not released until the summer!

He starts and ends the show with music by Mozart, and his Album of the Week is a new recording of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings by the Camerata Lausanne.

Best for Beginners

Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
Great Mass in C minor
Paul McCreesh
Trevor Pinnock
Deutsche Grammophon Virtuoso
478 5409

Recording of Special Significance

Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E minor (3)
Dvořák /Smetana Quartets
Tokyo String Quartet
Harmonia Mundi
HMU 807429

Album of the Week

Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence (2)
Camerata de Lausanne
Pierre Amoyal
Warner Classics
2564 65218-2

Best Bargain

Rossini: La scala di seta
Complete Overtures
Christian Benda
Prague Sinfonia Orchestra

Choice for the Curious

Hess: Ladies in Lavender (Theme)
New London Pictures
Central Band of the Royal Air Force

Choice for the very Curious

Korngold: Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
Much Ado about Nothing, Op.11: Complete Incidental Music
John Mauceri
University of North Carolina School of the Arts Drama Soloists and Symphony Orchestra
Toccata Classics
TOCC 0160

Connoisseurs Choice

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat major, K364 (3)
Pierre     Amoyal
Yuko Shimizu Amoyal
Camerata de Lausanne
Warner Classics
2564 65215-8

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