The New CD Show - Classical Releases 14 July

This week David recommends his favourites from a pile of recent releases and re-releases, and awards his Best Bargain to Holst: The Collector's Edition, while his Connoisseur's Choice is from the Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge. His Recording of Special Historical Significance is a box set of Herbert von Karajan's complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings from 1959 to 1970 – a release that's inspired David to dedicate two hours to the conductor on his Sunday evening programme.

Choice for the Curious
Haydn Piano Concertos
Oliver Schnyder
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
RCA Red Seal
88725 40593 2

Recording of Special Historical Significance
Herbert von Karajan: 1960s The Complete DG Recordings
Deutsche Grammophon

Connoisseurs’ Choice
Quam Dilecta
French Romantic Choral Music
The Choir of Christ’s College, Cambridge
David Rowland

Best Bargain
Holst: The Collector’s Edition
EMI Classics
4 40476 2

Best for Beginners
Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty Highlights
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Andrew Mogrelia

CD of the Week
Beethoven For All
Daniel Barenboim
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

The New Releases Show

The New CD Show With David Mellor on Classic FM The New Releases Show

Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.