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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - October 2019

October 2019 ChartBrand-new releases are slightly less dominant than usual this month, thanks to the Gramophone Awards two weeks ago - Bertrand Chamayou’s Saint-Saëns album on Warner, Debussy’s late sonatas from Isabelle Faust and friends, and Yuja Wang’s live recital of Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti and Prokofiev from Berlin (the winners of the Concerto, Chamber and Instrumental categories respectively) all appear in the Top 10, and Artist of the Year Víkingur Ólafsson’s Bach recital (which was also Recording of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards in April) makes a reappearance at No. 25. And it’s bittersweet to see the late, great Jessye Norman’s legendary recording of Strauss’s Four Last Songs with Kurt Masur and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig at No. 11 following the soprano’s death aged 74 at the end of September.

No. 1 (new entry)

Robert Murray (Evangelist), Cody Quattlebaum (Jesus), Elizabeth Watts (Daughter of Zion), Tim Mead (Judas), Gwilym Bowen (Peter), Ruby Hughes, Nicky Spence (Faithful Souls)

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

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

No. 2 (new entry)

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

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Rachel Willis-Sørensen (soprano), Wiener Philharmoniker, Ádám Fischer

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

No. 4 (No. 24 in September 2018)

Bertrand Chamayou (piano), Orchestre National de France, Emmanuel Krivine

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

No. 5 (new entry)

James Ehnes (violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze

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

No. 6 (No. 3 in November 2018)

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, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 7 (No. 1 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre

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

No. 10 (No. 22 in December 2018)

Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Ligeti, Prokofiev

Yuja Wang (piano)

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Jessye Norman (soprano), Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Kurt Masur

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

No. 12 (new entry)

Gidon Kremer (violin), Yulianna Avdeeva (piano), Giedrė Dirvanauskaitė (cello)

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

No. 13 (No. 8 last month)

BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 14 (No. 1 in June 2018)

Vox Luminis & Ensemble Masques, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Andris Nelsons

Available Formats: 5 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 16 (new entry)

Anu Komsi (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Lucas Debargue (piano)

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

No. 18 (No. 3 last month)

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

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Cupertinos, Luís Toscano

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)

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

No. 22 (No. 17 last month)

BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Camilla Tilling (soprano), Gerold Huber (piano)

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

No. 24 (new entry)

No. 25 (No. 3 in December 2018)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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