The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 15 June 2013

This week David featured more from Classic FM's Album of the Weekend - the debut release from clarinettist Andreas Ottensammer. And he also delved a little deeper into the music of Rodrigo.

Reviewing the latest releases and re-releases, David Mellor this week particularly focused on the debut CD from the brilliant clarinet player Andreas Ottensammer. David also found that there's much more to the music of Rodrigo than the familiar guitar works. And David's best bargain came from the brilliant Yo-Yo Ma playing masterworks by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak and many more - all on 8 CDs.

Album of the Week

Portraits: The Clarinet Album 
Andreas Ottensammer
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra/Yannick Nezet-Seguin
DG 0289 481 0131 3 

David's verdict: "Well worth buying. It's full of delicious stuff."

Young Artist to Watch

Arias and Scenes
Nino Machaidze
Orchestre National de France/Daniele Gatti
Sony 88765447912

David's verdict: "This CD introduces a young soprano who is a real talent."

Choice for the Curious

Guitar music Vol.2
Jeremey Jouve
Naxos 8572984 

David's verdict: "56 minutes of joyous music making. Very well recorded."

Best Bargain

Yo-Yo Ma plays Great Cello Masterworks
Yo-Yo Ma
Sony 88765438572 

David's verdict: "Well worth getting hold of. A mouth-watering bargain."

Recording of Special Historical Significance

Isaac Stern plays Mozart
Isaac Stern
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/George Szell 
Sony 88765429342

David's verdict: "A very good bargain. I love this set. Don't miss ut."

Connoisseur's Choice

Pascal and Ami Rogé play Debussy and Ravel
Pascal and Ami Rogé (pianos) 
Onyx ONYX4117

David's verdict:"Fantastic value. A conoisseur's choice in every sense of the word."

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