Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
There's a Dvorak theme to David Mellor's new releases this week.
This week, David Mellor focuses on Dvorak , championing a new recording of his cello music by Steven Isserlis and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
Anne-Sophie Mutter, meanwhile, has just released a brilliant album of the composer’s violin music, which is David’s Connoisseur’s Choice.
Album of the Week
Dvorak: Cello Concertos
Steven Isserlis/Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Daniel Harding
David's verdict: "Artistry of the highest level with terrific sleeve notes. Outstanding."
Dvorak: Violin Concerto
Anne-Sofie Mutter/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
David's verdict: "A very interesting, really searching performance. With artists of this calibre, you can't go far wrong."
Choice for the Curious
Liszt at the Opera
David's verdict: "A very good player…beautifully recorded. Well worth hearing."
Choice for the Very Curious
Frank Bridge: Phantasy Piano Quartet and Sonatas
The Nash Ensemble
David's verdict: "Wonderful. Fascinating music. Beautifully played."
Paavo Berglund: Icons - The Bournemouth Years
Warner Classics 0192552
David's verdict: "Pretty wonderful."