Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
"It’s a marvelous album and great fun." David's Album of the Week takes us to Swinging Paris, courtesy of the pianist Alexandre Tharaud.
Tchaikovsky Famous Waltzes
New York Philharmonic
What David says : "This recording from Warner Classics is an absolute bargain and I especially recommend it to those who are beginning their journey into classical music as there are lots of wonderful tunes and you will thoroughly enjoy it."
Album of the Week
Swinging Paris – Le Boeuf sur le Toit
50999 440737 25
What David says : "Alexandre Tharaud often specialises in early music but he lets his hair down on this recording as he goes back to the music that was played in a famous Parisian nightclub. It’s a marvelous album, slightly left field but it is non the worse for it as it's great fun and well worth purchasing."
What David says : "I love this recording and Kogan has exactly the right kind of muscular lyricism to bring the best out of Brahms and Khachaturian. It’s really well worth seeking this out."
Choice for the Curious
Choir of the Chapels Royal
HM Tower of London
What David says : "This is a fine album and I think the choir sings magnificently. There is a really good collection of pieces on this high quality recording and anyone who likes choral music will love this."
Choice for the Very Curious
Elgar: The Longed-for Light
Elgar's Music in Wartime
BBC Concert Orchestra
What David says: "There are nine different pieces on this album, not all of them are from wartime but most of them are. It’s an excellent choice, particularly if you love Elgar as there are lots of rare pieces on this album."