The New Releases Show with David Mellor: Saturday 19 October 2013

Some giants of British music - Wynne Evans and Julian Lloyd Webber - are among David Mellor's picks for this week.

This week, David Mellor’s Best For Beginners is the new album by Wynne Evans, simply called Wynne, that comes out on Monday.  

David has also selected Julian Lloyd-Webber's new release, A Tale of Two Cellos, duets and special arrangements he plays with his cellist wife, Jiaxin.

Best for Beginners

Wynne Evans
Classic FM CFMD31

David's verdict: 'A first rate tenor. Full of family favourites. I thoroughly enjoyed it.'

Connoisseur's Choice

American Piano Concertos - Gershwin, Copland, Barber
Xiayin Wang/Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Peter Oundjian
Chandos CHSA5128

David's verdict: 'The three finest piano concertos of the mid-20th century - all well worth hearing.'

Young Artist to Watch

Valentina Lisitsa plays Liszt
Valentina Lisitsa
Decca 4785352

David's verdict: 'An extremely good value offering…an artist of the first quality.'

Choice for the Curious

Schubert: Lieder Year by Year
Mary Bevan/James Gilchrist/Marcus Farnsworth/Sholto Kynoch
Stone Records 5060192780321

David's verdict: 'Terrific. Amazing value.'

Best Bargain

A Tale of Two Cellos
Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber/John Lenehan/Catrin Finch/Guy Johnston/Laura van der Heijden
Naxos 8573251

David's verdict: 'Charming. A delightfully soothing album.'

Album of the Week

Swan Lake
James Ehnes/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
Chandos CHSA5124

David's verdict: 'Music of raw power and passion. No one has captured it better.'

The New Releases Show

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