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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - August 2019

August Chart 2019Our best-seller of the month is Mahan Esfahani's 'intellectually satisfying and profoundly emotionally rewarding' recording of Bach Toccatas, performed on a reconstructed Michael Mietke instrument fitted with a 16’ bass coupler and released on Hyperion at the beginning of August – you can read our full review of the album here, and David’s interview with Mahan here. Several of last Friday’s new releases are already proving extremely popular, with Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien’s Brahms Violin Sonatas (also on Hyperion), John Wilson’s debut recording of Korngold with Sinfonia of London, and Rumon Gamba’s second volume of British Tone Poems on Chandos (both on Chandos) all making the Top Ten in the space of just 72 hours!

No. 1 (new entry)

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella), Edgardo Rocha (Lindoro), Ildar Abdrazakov (Mustafà), Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo), Rebeca Olvera (Elvira), Rosa Bove (Zulma), José Coca Loza (Haly)

Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Cecilia Bartoli (Isabella), Edgardo Rocha (Lindoro), Ildar Abdrazakov (Mustafà), Alessandro Corbelli (Taddeo), Rebeca Olvera (Elvira), Rosa Bove (Zulma), José Coca Loza (Haly)

Ensemble Matheus, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 3 (new entry)

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Thomas Adès (piano)

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Ulster Orchestra, Codetta, Howard Shelley

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 6 (new entry)

BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

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

No. 7 (No. 2 last month)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

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

No. 9 (No. 8 last month)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

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

No. 11 (No. 1 last month)

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Holly Mathieson

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

No. 12 (new entry)

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Litton

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Mozart in the nineteenth-century drawing room

David Owen Norris (piano), Katy Bircher (flute), Caroline Balding (violin), Andrew Skidmore (cello)

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Klaus Florian Vogt (Tamino), Christiane Karg (Pamina), Rolando Villazón (Papageno), Regula Mühlemann (Papagena), Franz-Josef Selig (Sarastro), Albina Shagimuratova (Königin der Nacht), Paul Schweinester (Monostatos)

RIAS Kammerchor, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Complete Symphonies & Piano Concertos, Orchestral Works

Kirill Gerstein (piano), Czech Philharmonic, Semyon Bychkov

Available Formats: 7 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 16 (new entry)

Bojan Čičić (violin), The Illyria Consort

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

No. 17 (No. 3 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. 18 (new entry)

transcribed for piano by Carl David Stegmann

Ivan Ilić (piano)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

No. 19 (new entry)

No. 20 (No. 12 last month)

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Denis Kozhukhin (piano)

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

No. 22 (No. 4 last month)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), Philadelphia Orchestra, Cristian Măcelaru

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

No. 23 (No. 7 last month)

Danish Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Concert Choir, Ádám Fischer

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

No. 24 (new entry)

1859 version

Benjamin Bernheim (Faust), Véronique Gens (Marguerite), Andrew Foster-Williams (Méphistophélès), Jean-Sébastien Bou (Valentin), Juliette Mars (Siebel), Ingrid Perruche (Marthe), Anas Séguin (Wagner/Un mendiant)

Les Talens Lyriques, Flemish Radio Choir, Christophe Rousset

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, John Williams

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