Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor's pick of the new releases include sublime sounds from the Sistine Chapel, and a new piece inspired by the Four Seasons.
Tonight David’s pick of the new releases include the first ever recording made in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel. Cantate Domino has been Classic FM’s Album of the Week this week. It’s a stunning album which truly captures the ambience and spirituality of this historic setting.
WATCH: Behind the Scenes at the recording of Cantate Domino >
In addition to being one of the leading and most acclaimed Lieder singers performing today, Christian Gerhaher is also a highly sought-after performer on the opera stage. Tonight David reviews Gerhaher’s new album of arias from the operas of Mozart. The album features all the big baritone arias from Mozart’s most well-known operas and also includes a recording of Symphony No. 36 in C Major.
Also tonight, Rebecca Miller leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Haydn’s Symphonies 52, 53 and 59. The new release follows her acclaimed recording of the works of C.P.E. Bach with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
The Trafalgar Sinfonia’s latest album pairs Vivaldi’s ever-popular Four Seasons with a new contrasting composition by British composer Oliver Davis. Inspired by the same set of poetry upon which Vivaldi based his concertos, Davis’s new work Anno is a beguiling composition for orchestra and solo soprano.
And the new studio recording by the internationally acclaimed Warsaw Philharmonic under its charismatic conductor Jacek Kaspszyk presents some real rarities: pieces by Brahms and Bach orchestrated by Arnold Schoenberg.