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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2019

June Chart 2019Our best-seller of the month is Norwegian soprano Lise Davidsen’s debut album on Decca, which includes Strauss’s Four Last Songs and arias and scenes from two of her signature-roles, Elisabeth from Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Strauss’s Ariadne – you can read our full review of the album here, and Katherine’s interview with Davidsen (given the morning after her full-role debut as Elisabeth) here.

Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla’s recording of two symphonies by Mieczysław Weinberg (whose centenary falls this year) continues to attract attention, slipping down just one place from the top spot in last month’s chart, and Alexandre Kantorow’s album of the last three Saint-Saëns piano concertos makes an appearance at No. 23 in the wake of his victory at the International Tchaikovsky Competition last week.

No. 1 (No. 7 last month)

Lise Davidsen (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen

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

No. 2 (No. 1 last month)

Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly

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

No. 5 (No. 3 last month)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko

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

No. 6 (No. 6 last month)

Rachel Podger (violin)

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

No. 7 (No. 22 last month)

Emma Bell (Vanessa), Virginie Verrez (Erika), Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol), Rosalind Plowright (The Old Baroness)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša (conductor) & Keith Warner (director)

Available Format: DVD Video

Emma Bell (Vanessa), Virginie Verrez (Erika), Edgaras Montvidas (Anatol), Rosalind Plowright (The Old Baroness)

The Glyndebourne Chorus & London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jakub Hrůša (conductor) & Keith Warner (director)

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 8 (No. 9 last month)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Bernhard Forck, (violin), Xenia Loeffler (oboe)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Cyrille Dubois (Tarare), Jean-Sebastian Bou (Sultan Altar), Karine Deshayes (Astasie)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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

No. 10 (No. 2 last month)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 11 (No. 12 in April chart)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

Available Formats: 2 CDs + DVD Video, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 12 (new entry)

Simon O’Neill (Siegfried), Gerhard Siegel (Mime), Iain Paterson (The Wanderer), Martin Winkler (Alberich), Clive Bayley (Fafner), Malin Christensson (Woodbird), Anna Larsson (Erda), Rachel Nicholls (Brünnhilde)

Hallé, Sir Mark Elder

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Aude Extrémo (La Périchole), Stanislas de Barbeyrac (Piquillo), Alexandre Duhamel (Don Andrès de Ribeira), Eric Huchet (Le comte de Panatellas), Marc Mauillon (Don Pedro de Hinoyosa)

Les Musiciens du Louvre, Chœur de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux, Marc Minkowski

Available Formats: 2 CDs + Book, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 14 (new entry)

Guy Johnston (cello), Stephen Cleobury (organ)

Britten Sinfonia, King's College Choir Cambridge, King's Voices, Christopher Seaman

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

No. 15 (No. 5 last month)

András Schiff (fortepiano)

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

No. 16 (No. 10 last month)

Rowan Pierce (soprano) & Timothy West (narrator)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ladies of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Andrew Manze

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Le Concert de la Loge, Julien Chauvin

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

No. 18 (No. 8 last month)

Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Trio Zimmermann

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Mary Bevan (Venus), Susanna Fairbairn (Pallas), Gillian Ramm (Juno), Ed Lyon (Paris), Anthony Gregory (Mercury), Andrew Mahon (bass)

The Brook Street Band, John Andrews

Available Format: SACD

No. 21 (new entry)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Kļava

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

No. 22 (new entry)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 23 (No. 13 last month)

Alexandre Kantorow (piano), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Darrell Ang

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

No. 25 (No. 12 last month)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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