Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
Light music topped the bill in David's latest selection of new releases.
Among the highlights of this week's new releases, David particularly enjoyed a brilliant new release of light music – The Definitive Eric Coates – and also championed the viola, an instrument that many believe to be the unsung hero of the orchestra.
Bless This House
Capitol Symphony Orchestra/Carmen Dragon
Memory Lane GLM/Y-69
The Definitive Eric Coates
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Eric Coates
Nimbus NI 6231
Benjamin James Dale: The Romantic Viola
RAM Viola Sextet/Yuko Inoue/Stephen Coombs
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
Decca 478 5350
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2/Symphony for Strings
I Musici de Montreal/Maxim Shostakovich
Chandos CHAN 10565