Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
"Pappano’s way with the New World Symphony is terrific." David's Album of the Week is a new release from EMI Classics of Dvorak's Symphony no 9 and Cello Concerto.
Best for Beginners
The Best of the King’s Singers
What David says : "This two CD Signum set includes one album of classical repertory and one of lighter music. It all gets the King’s Singers treatment and I can’t think of a better way of crossing the threshold from popular music into classical music than this generously filled two CD set."
Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer
The King’s Singers
What David says: "Recorded in Nashville, this album ‘Pater Noster: A Choral Reflection on the Lord’s Prayer’ is very cleverly put together. There are a whole host of pieces that take on different parts of the Lords Prayer from plainsong through to the present day and it’s a fascinating amalgam that includes pieces I’ve never heard before."
Choice for the Curious
Helene Grimaud/Sol Gabetta
What David says: “Two outstanding artists, pianist Helene Grimaud and the cellist Sol Gabetta give a really interesting recital on this album. It’s very nicely played and features a good selection of music.”
Album of the Week
Dvorak: Symphony No.9 and Cello Concerto
Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
What David says : “I strongly recommend this recording. I think Pappano’s way with the New World Symphony is terrific. Having spent his time largely as an operatic conductor he comes to this with a fresh mind and I really love this recording.”
Connoisseur’s Choice 1
Mozart Piano Concertos Nos 27 and 20
Maria Joao Pires
What David says: “Maria Joao Pires is a great expert on the music of Mozart and anyone who loves Mozart will love this album.”
Connoisseur’s Choice 2
What David says : “This is a quality recording from Hyperion by Angela Hewitt performing the Piano music of Debussy. It’s a really good recital and at 79 minutes long it is a well filled album.”