Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Pianist Stephen Hough's nocturnal music is David's Album of the Week.
This week, David Mellor’s Album Of The Week comes from globe trotting pianist Stephen Hough, whose latest album In the Night explores repertoire associated with the nocturnal hours, including one of his own compositions.
Also they wowed on stage at Classic FM Live and now they’ll be gracing the New Releases Show as David’s Young Artists to Watch – it can only be stunning opera power couple Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello.
And David’s Choice for the Curious is a brilliant new recording of music by Respighi .
Ailyn Pérez/Stephen Costello/BBC Symphony Orchestra/Patrick Summers
Warner 82564 6334858
David Mellor's verdict: 'They could be the power couple the musical world has been looking for. They have a big future ahead of them…A seriously good listen.'
Mister Dowland's Midnight
Signum Classics SIGCD 382
David Mellor's verdict: 'Well played…Makes a strong case for the music of Dowland and shows why we should stop overlooking him as a Great British composer.'
Nimbus NI 6272
David Mellor's verdict: 'I like these arrangements. It's not just the tunes, its more complicated than that…a fun listen"
Album of the Week
In the Night
David Mellor's verdict: 'Another marvellous release from Stephen Hough and I do mean marvellous - he does spent a lot of time planning these releases and it shows every time.'
Choice for the curious
Respighi: Impressioni brasiliane/La Boutique Fantasque
Orchestre Philharmmonique Royal de Liège/John Nexhlling
Bis BIS 2050
David Mellor's verdict: 'Lots of joys to be found here. I really do think that the music of Respighi is worth hearing and this CD really does the job.'
In Duo Recital
Paco Peña and Eliot Fisk
Nimbus NI 5914
David Mellor's verdict: 'A brilliant release…A great buy for any one who is serious about their classical guitar music.'