The New Releases Show - Saturday 10 October 2015, 9pm

David showcases a romantic new releases from the 'dashing tenor'.

Among David's pick of the new classical albums is Italia by the Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Florez. Described by the New York Times as the "dashing tenor, the king of the bel canto repertory", Florez is the latest in a long line of opera stars to bring us an album of Neapolitan and Italian songs, including some in arrangements made for his idol and mentor Luciano Pavarotti.

David has also been enjoying an album of music by Scriabin and Janácek by pianist Stephen Hough. These contrasting and highly eccentric composers are close to the pianist's heart and make for an intriguing recital.

There's also much to enjoy in an album of Poulenc's piano compositions, played by Louis Lortie, and Alisa Weilerstein's compelling account of cello sonatas by Rachmaninov and Chopin.

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.