The New Releases Show with David Mellor: 4th May

There’s an American theme to this week’s New Releases Show as David selects two recordings of music by George Gershwin and another featuring Arnold Schoenberg, who used to live near Gershwin – and apparently the two composers were tennis partners in Hollywood!

he Schoenberg album, by the violinist Janine Jansen, also features Schubert's String Quintet and it's David's Album of the Week. There’s another nod to America with his Best for Beginners choice, which this week is a new recording of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Best Bargain

Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Choice for the Curious

Gershwin: Alan Durman
British Piano Selections    
Drury Lane Records

Album of the Week

Schoenberg: Schoenberg and Schubert Chamber Music
Janine Jansen

Connoisseurs Choice

Mozart: Martha Agerich and Friends – Live from Lugano 2012
Martha Agerich
EMI Classics

Best for Beginners

Copland: Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Leonard Slatkin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

The New Releases Show

The New CD Show With David Mellor on Classic FM The New Releases Show

Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.