Every Saturday night at 9pm-10pm, David Mellor reviews all the latest classical music releases.
This week, David Mellor turns his attention to two great conductors, Antonio Pappano and Otto Klemperer.
Reviewing the latest releases and re-releases, David Mellor this week particularly focuses on two outstanding maestros - Otto Klemperer and Antonio Pappano with recordings of Mahler and Rossini respectively.
And listen out for a stunning new album from a young pianist who is inspired by water!
The Isle is Full of Noises/The Lily and the Rose
David's verdict: "Lovely contemporary choral music, well performed. Absolutely first class."
Young Artist to Watch
David's verdict: "Very engaging. Beautifully played."
The Art of Magdalena Kozena
Deustche Grammophon 479 1278
David's verdict: "I actually really do believe she is a connoisseur's singer."
Album of the Week
Petite Messe Solennelle
Orchestra e Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
EMI Classics 41674222
David's verdict: "The conviction with which Tony Pappano drives this music forward carries all before it..."
Choice for the Curious
Complete Music for Piano & Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
David's verdict: "Very well recorded, and very well played by Steven Osborne."
Recording of Special Historial Significance
Symphonies 2,4,7 & 9
Philharmonia Orchestra/New Philharmonia Orchestra
EMI Classics 2 48398 2
David's verdict: "Totally affirmative music in a blazing performance."