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8 July 2019, 10:00 | Updated: 8 July 2019, 14:09
Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases.
John Suchet plays a track from his featured Album of the Week at 10.15am every weekday.
Pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason releases her Decca debut album, Romance: The Music of Clara Schumann, shining a light on the female composer Clara Schumann, in her 200th anniversary year.
Isata joins her brother, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who became an overnight sensation after his cello performance at the Royal Wedding, on the Decca label in her first solo album release.
She is accompanied by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on the album, and champions female musicians too, as she is joined by conductor Holly Mathieson leading the orchestra and violinist Elena Urioste, as well as cellist Jonathan Aasgaard.
John Brunning plays a track from his featured Drive Discovery at 6.20pm every weekday.
This album captures the energy from the live concert with its brilliant recordings of Bernstein's Candide: Overture, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with soloist Yuja Wang, and a waltz or two from Strauss II.