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

 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2020

by Chris O'Reilly

Our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for May, with Alina Ibragimova's Shostakovich concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov' on Hyperion in first place...

 Interview, Opera Rara at 50

by Katherine Cooper

As the label celebrates its half-century, Chief Executive Henry Little talks to Katherine about adventures in 'live operatic archaeology' and upcoming recording projects.

 Obituary, Ida Haendel (1928-2020)

by Katherine Cooper

Ida Haendel, the Polish-born child prodigy who became known as the 'grande dame of the violin', has died aged 91.

 Presto Editor's Choices, Presto Editor's Choices - June 2020

by Katherine Cooper

Thomas Adès's treatment of the Creation myth rivals Haydn's for inventiveness, whilst Arabella Steinbacher smoulders in Piazzolla, and Antonio Pappano whips up a storm in a new studio recording of Verdi's Otello.

 Interview, Joseph Fort on Holst's Cloud Messenger

by David Smith

Conductor Joseph Fort talks about his recently-released new recording of Holst's Himalayan-inspired work, in Fort's own arrangement for chamber orchestra.

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