Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David recommends a selection of new albums, including two Verdi recordings released as part of the between 9pm-10pm on Saturday evening
There are so many Verdi releases and re-issues this year, seeing as 2013 marks the great composer’s bicentenary, and this week David will recommend two Verdi recordings by the singers Placido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiu. His Choice for the Curious is a new recording of Vaughan Williams symphonies by the Halle Orchestra, and his Album of the Week goes to a brilliant new recording of Vivaldi violin concertos from a soloist who’s definitely one to watch.
Best for Beginners
Choice for the Curious
Piano Music by Billy Mayerl Volume 1
Vaughan Williams: Symphonies No.5 & 8: Sir Mark Elder
CD HLL 7533
Album of the Week
Vivaldi: Violin Concertos ‘Per Pisandel’: Dmitry Sinkovsky
Il Pomo d’Oro
Angela Gheorghiu, Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
Recording of Special Historical Significance
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