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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - November 2019

November Chart 2019An all-new top five this month, with three albums from Warner Classics and Erato making an appearance - John Nelson's La damnation de Faust from Strasbourg with Michael Spyres and Joyce DiDonato, baroque favourites from Alison Balsom and her ensemble, and Beatrice Rana's electrifying recital of Ravel and Stravinsky transcriptions. But the top spot goes to an album with 'an irrepressible air of fun about it' - Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima's The Godfather on Signum, which features concertos by Telemann and his godson CPE Bach, plus works by Pisendel, Brescianello, Vivaldi and Fasch.

No. 1 (new entry)

Masters of the German & Italian Baroque

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler

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

No. 2 (new entry)

No. 3 (new entry)

Michael Spyres (Faust), Joyce DiDonato (Marguerite), Nicolas Courjal (Méphistophélès), Alexandre Duhamel (Brander)

Coro Gulbenkian, Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra, John Nelson

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Bach – Handel – Purcell – Telemann

Alison Balsom (trumpet), Balsom Ensemble

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Beatrice Rana (piano)

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

No. 6 (No. 19 last month)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Arcadi Volodos (piano)

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

No. 8 (new entry)

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Stile Antico

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

No. 10 (No. 2 last month)

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

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

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Cyril Auvity, Chamber Choir of Namur, Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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

No. 12 (No. 4 last month)

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

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

No. 13 (new entry)

The five Beethoven piano concertos on period instruments

Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano), Die Kölner Akademie, Michael Alexander Willens

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

No. 14 (No. 8 last month)

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Jakub Józef Orliński (countertenor), Il Pomo d’Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

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

No. 16 (No. 5 last month)

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

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano), Takács Quartet

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Rachel Podger (violin/director), Brecon Baroque

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

No. 19 (new entry)

No. 20 (new entry)

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Maxim Emelyanychev

Available Format: CD

No. 21 (No. 7 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Kati Debretzeni (violin), English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Paul Wee (piano)

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

No. 24 (No. 1 last month)

Robert Murray, Cody Quattlebaum, Elizabeth Watts, Ruby Hughes, Tim Mead, Gwilym Bowen, Nicky Spence

Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr

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

No. 25 (No. 9 last month)

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre

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