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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - November 2018

November ChartTeodor Currentzis’s ‘invigoratingly novel angle’ on Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 with MusicAeterna occupies the top spot this month – you can read James’s full review of the recording here. Many of you are evidently getting into the festive spirit already, with a celebration of the centenary of the first Nine Lessons and Carols from King’s College Cambridge sitting at No. 2, whilst the outward leg of Daniil Trifonov’s Rachmaninov Journey with Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra (last month’s best-seller) is still attracting plenty of attention at No. 6.

No. 1 (No. 3 last month)

MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

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

No. 2 (new entry)

King’s College Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

Available Formats: 2 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC

No. 3 (new entry)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Tanguy de Williencourt (piano), Magali Mosnier (flute), Antoine Tamestit viola), Xavier de Maistre (harp), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Javier Perianes (piano)

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Symphony No. 3, Letter from Home, Down a Country Lane & Connotations

BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

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

No. 6 (No. 1 last month)

Daniil Trifonov (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

No. 7 (No. 6 last month)

Hilary Hahn (violin)

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 9 (No. 22 last month)

Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Matthew Rose (Oroveso), Michelle Bradley (Clotilde), Adam Diegel (Flavio); The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Rizzi, Sir David McVicar

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma), Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa), Joseph Calleja (Pollione), Matthew Rose (Oroveso), Michelle Bradley (Clotilde), Adam Diegel (Flavio); The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Carlo Rizzi, Sir David McVicar

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 10 (No. 2 last month)

Igor Levit (piano)

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Gun-Brit Barkmin (Brünnhilde), Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Eric Halfvarson (Hagen), Shenyang (Gunther), Amanda Majeski (Gutrune), Peter Kálmán (Alberich), Michelle DeYoung (Waltraute); Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden

Available Formats: 4 CDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

Gun-Brit Barkmin (Brünnhilde), Daniel Brenna (Siegfried), Eric Halfvarson (Hagen), Shenyang (Gunther), Amanda Majeski (Gutrune), Peter Kálmán (Alberich), Michelle DeYoung (Waltraute); Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden

Available Format: Blu-ray Audio

No. 12 (new entry)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (piano)

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Available Format: Blu-ray + 2 CDs

No. 14 (No. 13 last month)

The Da Ponte Trilogy

René Jacobs

Available Format: 9 CDs

No. 15 (new entry)

Chiaroscuro Quartet

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

No. 16 (No. 10 last month)

Steven Isserlis (cello), Dénes Várjon (piano)

Available Format: CD

No. 17 (new entry)

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

Available Format: CD

No. 18 (new entry)

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Léa Desandre (mezzo), Le Concert d'Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm

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

No. 19 (No. 4 last month)

Mahler – Stephan – Butterworth – Weill

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Sir Antonio Pappano (piano)

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

No. 20 (No. 7 last month)

Yo-Yo Ma (cello)

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

No. 21 (new entry)

No. 22 (No. 7 in September)

Joyce DiDonato (Didon), Michael Spyres (Énée), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Cassandre), Orchestre et Choeur philharmonique de Strasbourg, Badischer Staatsopernchor, Choeur de l’Opéra du Rhin, John Nelson

Available Formats: 4 CDs + DVD Video, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 23 (No. 7 in August)

Alexander Melnikov, with Olga Pashchenko (piano)

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Franco Fagioli (Serse), Vivica Genaux (Arsamente), Inga Kalna (Romilda), Francesca Aspromonte (Atalanta), Andrea Mastroni (Ariodate), Delphine Galou (Amastre), Biagio Pizzuti (Elviro); Il Pomo d ́Oro Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev

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

No. 25 (new entry)

State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”, Vladimir Jurowski

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