The New Releases Show: 16 March 2013

David recommends a selection of new albums, including two Verdi recordings released as part of the between 9pm-10pm on Saturday evening

Giuseppe Verdi

David's pick of new releases includes his Best for Beginners; a recording of Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral works by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, and we’ll also hear more the violinist Julia Fischer’s brilliant new recording of violin concertos by Dvorak and Bruch, which was last week’s Featured Album on Classic FM Drive.

Best Bargain

50 Best Verdi
Various Artists
50999 43383023

Choice for the Curious

Mozart: Symphony no.29 K. 201, Kassation K. 63, Divertimento K. 251
Hans-Peter Hofmann
European Union Chamber Orchestra
Barn Cottage Records

Album of the Week

Daniel Hope: Spheres
Daniel Hope
Simon Halsey
Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin
Deutsche Grammophon
479 0571

Best for Beginners
Rimsky-Korsakov: Excerpts from The Invisible City of Kitezh, Sheherazade
Yuri Temirkanov
St Petersburg Orchestra
Signum Classics

Connoisseurs Choice

Julia Fischer: Bruch & Dvorak
David Zinman
Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich
478 3544

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Verdi Heroines: Maria Callas
EMI Classics
50999 4 33291 2 0

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.