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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2018

June ChartThis month's top spot goes to one of our recent Recordings of the Week: Vox Luminis's imaginative reconstruction of one of the concerts which Buxtehude curated in Lübeck as part of his ‘Abendmusik' series and which the young Johann Sebastian Bach travelled several hundred miles on foot to attend (you can read David's full review of the album here).

After topping the chart back in April, Rachel Podger’s effervescent Four Seasons with Brecon Baroque is sitting pretty at No. 3 for the second month in a row, closely followed by the first-ever audio recording of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic (conducted by the composer and with Gerald Finley in the title-role). Other newcomers to the Top Ten include Barrie Kosky’s imaginative new staging of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger from last year’s Bayreuth Festival, and two superb piano-recitals (an all-Liszt programme from Francesco Piemontesi, and an eclectic collection of miniatures inspired by dreams and reveries from Stephen Hough).

No. 1 (new entry)

Vox Luminis & Ensemble Masques, Lionel Meunier

Available Format: CD

No. 2 (new entry)

Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antonini

Available Format: CD

No. 3 (No. 3 last month)

Rachel Podger (violin), Brecon Baroque

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Gerald Finley, Julia Bullock, Brindley Sherratt; BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams

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

No. 5 (No. 7 last month)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin), Danusha Waskiewicz (viola), Kristin von der Goltz (cello), Lorenzo Coppola (clarinet), Javier Zafra (bassoon), Teunis van der Zwart (horn), James Munro (double bass)

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Xiayin Wang (piano), BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena

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

No. 7 (new entry)

The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford, Owen Rees

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

No. 8 (new entry)

No. 9 (new entry)

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anne Schwanewilms; Bayreuth Festival, Philippe Jordan, Barrie Kosky

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anne Schwanewilms; Bayreuth Festival, Philippe Jordan, Barrie Kosky

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 11 (new)

Alessandro Tampieri (viola d'amore), Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone

Available Format: 2 CDs

No. 12 (No. 4 last month)

Federico Colli (piano)

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan

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

No. 14 (No. 6 last month)

Jerusalem Quartet

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

No. 15 (new entry)

No. 16 (new entry)

Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

Available Format: CD

No. 17 (No. 15 last month)

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

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

No. 18 (No. 5 last month)

Paul Lewis (piano)

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

No. 19 (No. 13 last month)

Petra Müllejans, Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Lucy Crowe, Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Jeremy Budd, Neal Davies; Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

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

No, 21 (No. 10 last month)

Trio Wanderer

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

No. 22 (new entry)

The Mozartists, Ian Page

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

No. 23 (No. 2 last month)

Philippe Jaroussky, Amanda Forsythe, Emőke Baráth; Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Momo & Mari Kodama (piano), Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu (violin), Magali Demesse (viola), Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Lawrence Foster

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Peter Hofmann, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton, Hans Sotin, Bernd Weikl; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein

Available Format: 3 DVD Videos

Peter Hofmann, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton, Hans Sotin, Bernd Weikl; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein

Available Format: 3 DVD Videos