Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Join David Mellor for his selection of new releases.
This week David's Conoisseur's Choice is an outstanding Wagner recording in his bicentenary year.
Another great composer turning 200 is Verdi . He also features this week an album by Angela Gheorghiu and one of the last recordings by the late Sir Colin Davis .
Choice for the Curious
Carl Maria von Weber
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis
David's verdict: "This is a good listen. I can't recommend this highly enough."
Best for Beginners
Angela Gheorghiu sings Verdi
David's verdict: "Angela Gheorghiu is on fine form. A nice collection."
Album of the Week
Piano Concertos Nos.17 & 27
Orchestra da Camera di Mantova/Hannu Lintu
David's verdict: "Well worthy of your attention."
Swedish Chamber Orchestra/Thomas Dausgaard
David's verdict: "The Swedish Chamber Orchestra play brilliantly throughout."
Recording of Special Historical Significance
Nocturnes & Mazurkas
EMI Classics 730250 2
David's verdict: "Beautifully cleaned up recordings by the greatest Chopin pianist of the 20th century."