Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Join David Mellor for the best round-up of the latest new releases.
Tonight, David features a wonderful album called Down By The Sea. It’s a collection of British folk songs with a focus on the nautical – and it’s well worth a listen.
Also listen out for an extraordinary recording of Bruckner with an 89-year-old conductor at the helm, and more from Claudio Abbado’s recently-released album of Schumann with Orchestre Mozart.
Down by the Sea - A Collection of British Folksongs
Blossom Street/Hilary Campbell
David's verdict: 'Simply lovely. I cannot recommend this disc too highly."
Berlioz, arr. Liszt: Harold en Italie
Philip Dukes/Piers Lane
David's verdict: 'The two artists work together beautifully. A first class recording.'
Album of the Week
Schumann: Symphony No.2
Orchestre Mozart/Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon DG 4791061
David's verdict: 'Very good it is too.'
Best for Beginners
Summer Night Concert 2013
Vienna Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel
David's verdict: 'Popular stuff from Verdi and Wagner - our birthday boys. Beautifully and imposingly played'
Choice for the Curious
Rautavaara: Missa A Cappella - Sacred Choral Music
Latvian Radio Choir/Sigvards Kļava
David's verdict: 'Approachable and mystical...beautifully sung.'
Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Stanisław Skrowaczewski
David's verdict: 'A very special issue. Don't hesitate to buy or download it.'