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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - September 2019

September ChartOur best-seller of the month was already gaining considerable traction in the August chart, which was published just three days after its release – John Wilson’s debut recording of Korngold with the newly reformed Sinfonia of London on Chandos was one of our summer Recordings of the Week, and has since been described as ‘a promise of great things to come’ by The Sunday Times. It’s been a strong month for the independent British record-label in general, with the second volume of British Tone Poems from Rumon Gamba and the BBC Philharmonic maintaining its foothold in the Top Ten and Ethel Smyth’s Mass in D jumping in at No. 8 after its release last Friday – all three titles are of course included in our current offer marking Chandos’s fortieth anniversary, which runs until 7th October.

No. 1 (No. 5 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Robin Ticciati

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

No. 4 (new entry)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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

No. 5 (No. 6 last month)

BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

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

No. 6 (No. 8 last month)

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Michael Spyres (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, London Philharmonic Choir, John Nelson

Available Format: CD + DVD Video

No. 8 (new entry)

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Magdalena Kožená (mezzo), Sir Simon Rattle (piano), Rahel Rilling (violin), Wolfram Brandl (violin), Yulia Deyneka (viola), David Adorjan (cello), Andrew Marriner (clarinet)

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

No. 10 (new entry)

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

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Sabine Devieilhe (soprano), Siobhan Stagg (soprano), Serena Malfi (mezzo), Linard Vrielink (tenor), John Chest (baritone), Nahuel di Pierro (bass-baritone); Pygmalion, Raphaël Pichon

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

No. 12 (No. 1 last month)

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

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

No. 13 (No. 3 last month)

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Thomas Adès (piano)

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Igor Levit (piano)

Available Formats: 9 CDs, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 15 (No. 15 last month)

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)

The London Haydn Quartet

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

No. 17 (new entry)

BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

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

No. 18 (No. 11 last month)

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

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Camerata Bern

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Jan Lisiecki (piano/director), Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Available Formats: 3 CDs, MP3, FLAC

No. 21 (No. 24 last month)

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. 22 (new entry)

Vilde Frang (violin), Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Alexander Lonquich (piano)

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

No. 23 (No. 10 last month)

Trinity College Choir Cambridge, Stephen Layton

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Christiane Karg (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone); Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

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

No. 25 (No. 4 last month)

Ulster Orchestra, Howard Shelley

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