The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 7 September 2013

David Mellor has several exclusives in store among this week's new releases.

David Mellor reviews his selection of recently released and re-released albums, awarding them titles such as Best Bargain, Connoisseur's Choice and Album of the Week

This week he has several exclusives, including a track from Joseph Calleja’s new album, and the first play of the latest release by the violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, David's Young Artist to Watch.

Best Bargain of the Week and Recording of Special Historic Significance

Haydn: The 'London' Symphonies and The Seasons
Elsie Morison/Alexander Young/Michael Langdon
Beecham Choral Society/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Sir Thomas Beecham
Warner Classics 9846032

David's verdict: 'Vintage Haydn from one of Britain's greatest ever conductors.'

Album of the Week

Joseph Calleja/BBC Concert Orchestra/Steven Mercurio
Decca 4785340

David's verdict: 'A tremendous collection. One of the outstanding tenors of our age presenting music of the people to the people.'

Connoisseur's Choice

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor/Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Orchestra
Tamsin Waley-Cohen/Huw Watkins/Orchestra of the Swan/David Curtis
Signum Classics SIGCD342

David's verdict: 'Tamsin Waley-Cohen is going to do very well - a young artist to watch.'

Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, 'The Great'
Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich/David Zinman
RCA 88697973982

David's verdict: 'Played really well. A big success.'

Best for Beginners

Wagner: Overtures and Preludes
Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
Chandos CHSA5126

David's verdict: 'A winner for me.'