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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - 2019

Presto Chart 2019As a postscript to the usual monthly chart, we’ve decided to share details of our fifty best-selling titles across the board for the whole of 2019, with Isabelle Faust’s accounts of the Bach Violin Concertos and newly reconstructed alternative versions of various sinfonias and sonatas (released in March on Harmonia Mundi) taking pride of place; you can read David’s full review of the recording here. Two other Bach albums also feature in the Top 10 – Rachel Podger’s accounts of the Cello Suites on violin, and Víkingur Ólafsson’s thoughtfully-programmed solo recital on Deutsche Grammophon, which was announced as BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Year in April.

No. 1

Isabelle Faust (violin), Bernhard Forck, (violin), Xenia Loeffler (oboe), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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

No. 2

Gidon Kremer (violin), Kremerata Baltica, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla

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

No. 3

András Schiff (fortepiano)

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

No. 4

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 5

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 6

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

Budapest Festival Orchestra, Iván Fischer

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

No. 8

arranged for violin

Rachel Podger (violin)

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

No. 9

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

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

No. 10

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

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

No. 11

Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)

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

No. 12

Eine Tondichtung in Symphonieform

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 13

Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko

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

No. 14

Marta Matheu, Raffaele Pe, Dávid Szigetvári, Reinoud Van Mechelen, Konstantin Wolff

La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations, Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió, Jordi Savall

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

No. 15

Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

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

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

No. 16

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

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

No. 17

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

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

No. 18

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. 19

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano); Elena Urioste (violin), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Holly Mathieson

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

No. 20

Olivier Latry plays the Cavaillé-Coll organ of Notre-Dame de Paris

Olivier Latry (organ)

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

No. 21

and pieces for solo piano

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

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

No. 22

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 23

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Andris Nelsons

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

No. 24

Ensemble Correspondances, Sébastien Daucé

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

No. 25

Masters of the German & Italian Baroque

La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler

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

No. 26

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

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

No. 27

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

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

No. 28

Vox Luminis & Ensemble Masques, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 29

Rachel Podger (violin), Brecon Baroque

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

No. 30

Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly

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

No. 31

No. 32

Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4

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

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

No. 33

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 34

BBC Philharmonic, Rumon Gamba

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

No. 35

Edward VII, George V, George VI, Elizabeth II

Gabrieli, Paul McCreesh

Available Format: 2 CDs

No. 36

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. 37

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Stéphane Degout (baritone), Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 38

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Thomas Adès (piano)

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

No. 39

Rowan Pierce (soprano) & Timothy West (narrator)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ladies of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Andrew Manze

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

No. 40

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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

No. 41

Stile Antico

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

No. 42

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. 43

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck

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

No. 44

Beatrice Rana (piano)

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

No. 45

Fort Smith Symphony, John Jeter

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

No. 46

Ulster Orchestra, Howard Shelley

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

No. 47

Alina Ibragimova (violin), Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

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

No. 48

Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano)

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

No. 49

Boris Giltburg (piano)

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

No. 50

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly

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