Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor casts an eye - and his ears - over the latest new classical albums, including something special from Daniel Barenboim and Gustavo Dudamel.
Tonight David enjoys the new recording of the Brahms Piano Concertos with the legendary Daniel Barenboim returning to the piano, while the brilliant young Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Staatskapelle Berlin. It was recorded at the Berlin Festival last year and Deutsche Grammophon were there to capture it all in all its glory.
Among David's other choices tonight is the recording of the annual Summer Night Concert, given by the Vienna Philharmonic at the Schönbrunn Palace this year on 14 May, with Zubin Mehta conducting and the great pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as soloist in the Grieg Piano Concerto. The album features a galaxy of northern European composers who are regularly performed on concert programmes of the orchestra, among them, Christian Sinding, whose works are today nearly forgotten, although he was very popular and successful during his lifetime. Sinding’s best-known piece Rustle of Spring is a highlight in this programme.