Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David’s Album of the Week is, in his own words, “the stand-out new release of the Benjamin Britten centenary thus far”.
On this week's programme, David starts and ends with a "pavane" from two brilliant new releases.
Shostakovich and Rachmaninov also feature, and his Album of the Week is, in David’s own words, “the stand-out new release of the Benjamin Britten centenary thus far”. High praise indeed!
Album of the Week
Piano and Violin Concertos
David's verdict: "Satisfies at every level. For me the stand-out new release of this Britten centenary year thus far..You can't go wrong."
Best for Beginners
Dusk and Dawn
David's verdict: "Anything that gets people across the threshold into classical music is worth it...There are some great tunes."
Shostakovich & Rachmaninov
Leonard Elschenbroch/Alexei Grynyuk
David's verdict: "I find it very satisfying. A very interesting interpretation of all this music from cellist Leonard Elschenbroch - a name we're going to hear much more of."
Symphony No.7 ‘Leningrad’
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
David's verdict: "Rush out and buy it."
Artist to Watch
The Heart That Flutters
Lawrence Brownlee/Iain Burnside
OA CD9015 D
David's verdict: "Triumphant...Lawrence Brownlee is an artist to watch."
Recording of Special Historical Significance
Mercury Living Presence Collection Volume 2
David's verdict: "A 55 CD wondrous bargain box!"