The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 3 August 2013

Piano music from Théodore Dubois, a relatively unknown French composer, is David Mellor's Album of the Week.

This week, David Mellor's Album of the Week features the wonderful French pianist Cédric Tiberghien who has recorded three works by the French Romantic era composer Théodore Dubois, spanning 40 years of his development.

The Concerto-capriccioso of 1876 is in the style of Weber and Mendelssohn, whereas the highly Romantic Concerto in F minor of 21 years later is reminiscent of Saint-Saëns. The completely unknown Suite for piano and strings (1917), for its part, is a neoclassical pastiche.

Album of the Week

The Romantic Piano Concerto 60 - Théodore Dubois
Cédric Tiberghien/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Manze
Hyperion CDA67931

Best Bargain

The Essential Julian Bream
Julian Bream
RCA 88883746962

David's Verdict: "If you want to improve your knowledge of the Spanish guitar repertory, do buy this."

Best for Beginners

Karl Jenkins: Adiemus Colores
The Adiemus Singers/Rolando Villazon/Cuca Roseta/Pacho Flores/Milos
DG 4791067

David's Verdict: "Plenty of good tunes, and plenty for Karl Jenkins fans to enjoy."

Connoisseur's Choice

The Phoenix Rising
Stile Antico
Harmonia Mundi HMU807572

Other featured works 

Pergolesi/Scarlatti: Stabat Mater
Gemma Bertagnolli, Sara Mingardo
Concerto Italiano/Renaldo Alessandrini
Naive NC40024

David's Verdict: "I like this, particularly when it is a generous 79 minutes in duration! Very good value."

Haydn: London Symphonies 102,103,104
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble/Marc Minkowski
Naive NC40025
David's Verdict: "Very enjoyable"

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