Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
David Mellor introduces a Lord of the Rings Symphony from Dutch composer Johan de Meij.
This week, David Mellor's selection of new releases ranges from the sublime (Handel's Chandos Anthems performed by the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge) to the sweet (American light music classics from the Iain Sutherland orchestra).
And there's a Lord of the Rings Symphony to get to know by the Dutch composer Johan de Meij - a spectacular evocation in five portraits and scenes based on Tolkien’s tale of a grand quest and the struggle of good against evil.
Young Artist to Watch
Sergey Khachatryan/Lusine Khachatryan
Choice for the Curious
Piano Music Vol.11
Marco Polo 8.225350
Johan de Meij
Symphonies Nos. 1,2,3
Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble/Harlan D.Parker
David's verdict: "I think it's great fun."
Best Album for Beginners
Manhatten Playboys: American Light Classics
Iain Sutherland Concert Orchestra/Iain Sutherland
Alto ALC 1206
Album of the Week
Georg Frideric Handel
Chandos Anthems Nos. 7,9 and 11a
Choir of Trinity College Cambridge/Academy of Ancient Music/Steven Layron
British Violin Sonatas Volume 1
Tasmin Little/Piers Lane
David's verdict: "Beautifully played. 62 minutes of pure joy."