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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - July 2019

July 2019 ChartOur best-seller of the month is Isata Kanneh-Mason’s debut album celebrating the bicentenary of Clara Schumann’s birth, including the Piano Concerto which Schumann premiered aged sixteen, the Piano Sonata which remained unpublished until 1991, and two transcriptions of her husband’s songs – you can read our full review of the album here, and Katherine’s interview with Isata here.

Other newcomers include Handel Concerti Grossi from Bernhard Forck and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Wynton Marsalis’s Violin Concerto for Nicola Benedetti, and the world premiere recording of the complete string quartets of Czech composer and conductor Karel Kovařovic, best known today for directing the first performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka and for his revisions to the score of Janáček’s Jenůfa.

No. 1 (new entry)

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck

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

No. 3 (No. 2 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. 4 (new entry)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru

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

No. 5 (new entry)

No. 6 (new entry)

Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Anja Harteros (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Tomasz Konieczny (Friedrich), Georg Zeppenfeld (Heinrich)

Bayreuth Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, Yuval Sharon

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Piotr Beczała (Lohengrin), Anja Harteros (Elsa), Waltraud Meier (Ortrud), Tomasz Konieczny (Friedrich), Georg Zeppenfeld (Heinrich)

Bayreuther Festspiele, Christian Thielemann, Yuval Sharon

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 7 (new entry)

Danish Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Concert Choir, Ádám Fischer

Available Formats: 5 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 8 (No. 3 last month)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 9 (No. 10 last month)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 10 (No. 4 last month)

Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly

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

No. 11 (No. 1 last month)

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

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

No. 12 (No. 11 last month)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

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

No. 13 (No. 9 last month)

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. 14 (No. 8 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. 15 (No. 14 last month)

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. 16 (new entry)

Nicky Spence (tenor), Julius Drake (piano), Václava Housková (mezzo), VOICE, Victoria Samek (clarinet)

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Cuzzoni and Faustina

Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan (sopranos), London Early Opera, Bridget Cunningham

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Available Format: 9 CDs + Blu-ray Audio

No. 19 (No. 22 last month)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 20 (No. 13 last month)

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. 21 (new entry)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Rachel Roberts (viola), Leonore Piano Trio

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Benjamin Appl (baritone), Helena Juntunen (soprano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Lund Male Chorus, Thomas Dausgaard

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

No. 24 (No. 5 last month)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

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