Skip to main content

Latest update: COVID-19 Shipping Delays. Presto is committed to the health and well-being of our staff. Our warehouse team are currently working hard to ensure your order is despatched as quickly as possible. Unfortunately you may experience slight delays as some deliveries are taking longer than usual. Thank you

Welcome to our Classical recordings department, where you can browse and buy thousands of CDs, SACDs, downloads, DVDs and Blu-rays.

 Interview, François-Xavier Roth on Beethoven & Gossec

The French conductor talks to Katherine about his Presto Award-winning recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and Gossec's Symphonie à 17 parties.

 Awards, International Classical Music Awards 2021

The ICMA results were revealed this morning, with winners including recordings from Beatrice Rana, Ermonela Jaho, Pablo Heras-Casado, and Chouchane Siranossian.

 Interview, Nicolas Hodges on Birtwistle and Beethoven

Reflecting on his recent release on Wergo, the pianist talks about Bagatelles, improvisation and his own relationship with Harrison Birtwistle.

 Obituary, Osian Ellis (1928-2021)

The Welsh harpist, whose artistry inspired composers including Benjamin Britten, has died aged 92.

 Recording of the Week, Donizetti's Il Paria from Opera Rara

Sir Mark Elder conducts a scintillating account of Donizetti's 1829 opera about religious persecution in sixteenth-century India, starring Albina Shagimuratova, René Barbera, and Misha Kiria.

In case you missed it...

... here are some recent Recordings of the Week.

New and Future releases

Our other departments

Return to main site
Time elapsed--:-- Time remaining--:--