Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor has the latest album releases including a magnificent piano recital from Mitsuko Uchida.
This week, David Mellor 's Album of the Week comes from the highly acclaimed pianist Mitsuko Uchida . Her Schumann recital album features the thrillingly frantic G minor Sonata and nine short pieces known as Waldszenen.
David describes it as a 'lovely recital.' 'I can not recommend it too highly,’ he says.
Luciano Pavarotti: The 50 Greatest Tracks
Decca 478 5944
David’s Verdict: ‘A very fine and most generous compilation, produced in honour of Pavarotti's debut.’
Prokofiev: Complete Works for Violin
James Ehnes/BBC Philharmonic/Gianandrea Noseda
Chandos CHAN 10787 2
David’s Verdict: ‘Fascinating to have all the music Prokofiev wrote for solo violin captured on two CDs.’
Album of the Week
Schumann: G minor Sonata/Waldszenen
Decca 478 5393
David’s Verdict: ‘A lovely recital. I can not recommend it too highly.’
Choice for the Curious
Shostakovich: The Execution of Stepan Razin
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra/Vladimir Ashkenazy
Ondine Ode 1225 2
David’s Verdict: ‘Excellent. This is delightful.’
Young Artist to Watch
Deutsche Grammophon 479 0928
David’s Verdict: ‘Rafal Blechacz is undoubtedly a major talent.’