The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 29 June 2013

This week for the first time ever, David had not one but three Recordings of Special Significance including a 65-CD set of a great British composer.

The highlight of David Mellor 's review of the week's new releases was a 65-CD set of the complete works of Benjamin Britten . There was also a 19-CD set of Adrian Boult conducting Elgar , and a 20-CD set of the Great EMI Recordings of Dame Janet Baker.  

A new release of Marin Alsop conducting A German Requiem by Brahms  was David’s Best Bargain, and his Young Artist to Watch was a certain violinist who’s tipped for very big things to come.

Album of the Week & Recording of Special Historic Significance

Benjamin Britten
The Complete Works (65 CDs and 1 DVD box set)
Decca 289 478 5364 0

David's Verdict: "This is so special. Please rush out and snap it up."

Conoisseur's Choice

John Ireland
The Complete John Ireland Songbook Vol.1
Mark Stone/Sholto Kynoch
Stone Records 5060192780260

Young Artist to Watch

An American in Paris
Tamsin Waley-Cohen/Huw Watkins
Champs Hill Records

David's Verdict: "I love this CD. Please don't miss it."

First Play

Johannes Brahms
A German Requiem
Anna Lucia Richter/Stephan Genz
MDR Symphony Orchestra & Radio Choir/Marin Alsop

David verdict: "A fine new recording and I recommend it to you very highly"

Recording of Special Historic Significance

Edward Elgar
Complete EMI recordings (19 CD box-set)
Sir Adrian Boult
EMI 9035922

David's verdict: "Please don't hesitate." 

Recording of Special Historic Significance

Dame Janet Baker
The Great EMI Recordings (20 CD box-set)
EMI 9037712
David's verdict: "These are treasurable recordings, available so inexpensively. And they'll give you a lifetime of listening pleasure."

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