Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor showcases sparkling young talent and a superb septuagenarian.
Tonight David Mellor’s selection of new releases include the acclaimed young violinist Augustin Hadelich’s recording of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, paired with Bartók's second, superbly supported by the Norwegian Radio Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya.
On the debut album from pianist Alissa Firsova, David enjoys Rachmaninov’s rarely-heard original 1913 version of his Second Piano Sonata, and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli, together with music by her father, her mother and herself.
Also tonight: Kirill Karabits conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in Prokofiev’s exhilarating Symphonies No.4 and 5; the innovative, imaginative Aurora Orchestra and its Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon explore the night, its thoughts and dreams and the hazy space between waking and sleeping, juxtaposing music by Couperin, Ligeti, Gurney, The Beatles and R.E.M.
And David couldn’t let the 70th birthday of Itzhak Perlman go by without a listen to the massive box set of his complete recordings.