The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 8 June 2013

This week, David Mellor turns his attention to two great conductors, Antonio Pappano and Otto Klemperer.

Reviewing the latest releases and re-releases, David Mellor this week particularly focuses on two outstanding maestros - Otto Klemperer and Antonio Pappano with recordings of Mahler and Rossini respectively.

And listen out for a stunning new album from a young pianist who is inspired by water! 


Best Bargain 

Bob Chilcott
The Isle is Full of Noises/The Lily and the Rose
Wellensian Consort
Christopher Finch
Naxos 8.573158 

David's verdict: "Lovely contemporary choral music, well performed. Absolutely first class."

Young Artist to Watch

Sound Waves
Alexandra Silocea
Avie AV2266 

David's verdict: "Very engaging. Beautifully played."

Connoisseur’s Choice

The Art of Magdalena Kozena
Deustche Grammophon 479 1278

David's verdict: "I actually really do believe she is a connoisseur's singer."

Album of the Week

Rossini  
Petite Messe Solennelle 
Orchestra e Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia 
Antonio Pappano 
EMI Classics 41674222 

David's verdict: "The conviction with which Tony Pappano drives this music forward carries all before it..."


Choice for the Curious

Stravinsky  
Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra 
Steven Osborne
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov
Hyperion CDA67870

David's verdict: "Very well recorded, and very well played by Steven Osborne."

Recording of Special Historial Significance

Mahler
Symphonies 2,4,7 & 9
Philharmonia Orchestra/New Philharmonia Orchestra
Otto Klemperer
EMI Classics 2 48398 2 

David's verdict: "Totally affirmative music in a blazing performance."


The New Releases Show

The New CD Show With David Mellor on Classic FM The New Releases Show

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