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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - April 2018

April ChartThe Presto editorial team spend a lot of time holding court about the recordings which we’ve been enjoying, so in the interests of redressing the balance a little we’ve decided to start sharing details of what’s been most popular with our customers by listing our 25 best-selling titles across all formats for the last calendar-month.

Rachel Podger’s witty, atmospheric and unhackneyed recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons has stormed to first place by some margin, suggesting that there’s always room for a fresh take on even the most frequently-recorded repertoire, whilst excitement is clearly building for the DVD and Blu-ray release of Jonas Kaufmann’s role-debut as Otello (not due out until 11th May, it’s nonetheless made it to No. 4 in the chart). And it’s great to see a resurgence of enthusiasm for Bernard Haitink’s Mahler 3 on BR Klassik, which was released last January but has been attracting a second round of attention this month after winning Recording of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards. Several of our recent interviewees also make an appearance – as well as Rachel (who spoke to Katherine about The Four Seasons last week), Robin Ticciati, Edward Gardner and Masaaki Suzuki all feature in the top ten.

No. 1

Rachel Podger (violin), Brecon Baroque

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 2

Paul Lewis (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 3

Gewandhausorchester, Andris Nelsons

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

No. 4

Jonas Kaufmann (Otello), Marco Vratogna (Iago), Maria Agresta (Desdemona), Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, Keith Warner

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Jonas Kaufmann (Otello), Marco Vratogna (Iago), Maria Agresta (Desdemona), Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano, Keith Warner

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 5

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 6

Gerhild Romberger (contralto), Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernard Haitink

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 7

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 8

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Robin Ticciati

Available Format: 2 CDs

No. 9

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Available Format: 2 CDs

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Available Format: 10 CDs

No. 10

James Ehnes (viola), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 11

Symphonieorchester und Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Mariss Jansons

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 12

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 13

Roderick Williams (baritone), Christopher Glynn (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 14

Gewandhausorchester, Andris Nelsons

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC, Hi-Res+ FLAC

No. 15

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 16

Murray Perahia (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 17

Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Renaud Capuçon (violin), Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Edgar Moreau (cello), Gerard Caussé (viola), Marie-Pierre Langlamet (harp)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 18

Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Lawrence Foster

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 19

Viktoria Postnikova (piano)

Available Formats: 7 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

No. 20

Renaud Capuçon (violin), London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 21

Kåre Nordstoga (Cavaillé-Coll organ of l'Abbatiale Saint Etienne de Caen)

Available Format: CD

No. 22

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Available Formats: 3 SACDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 23

NFM Wroclaw Philharmonic, Tonu Kaljuste

Available Formats: CD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 24

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Lindberg

Available Formats: SACD, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 25

Isabelle Faust (violin), Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC