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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - February 2020

February ChartTop of the pile this month is Escales, John Wilson’s second album with Sinfonia of London on Chandos – you can read James’s interview with him about this collection of French orchestral works (and their debut recording of Korngold, which is still maintaining a foothold in the chart six months on from its release!) here.

No. 1 (No. 16 last month)

French Orchestral Works

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 2 (No. 6 last month)

Joyce DiDonato (Agrippina), Elsa Benoit (Poppea), Luca Pisaroni (Claudio), Franco Fagioli (Nerone), Jakub Józef Orliński (Ottone), Andrea Mastroni (Pallante), Carlo Vistoli (Narciso), Biagio Pizzuti (Lesbo), Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Giunone)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Maxim Emelyanychev

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Riccardo Chailly

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Alexander Melnikov (fortepiano)

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano), Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Elim Chan

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

No. 6 (new entry)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali

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

No. 8 (No. 1 last month)

Stephen Hough (piano)

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Sarah Fox (soprano), Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Henry Waddington (bass-baritone); Crouch End Festival Chorus, London Mozart Players, William Vann

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Steven Osborne (piano)

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano), Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado

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

No. 12 (new entry)

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

No. 13 (No. 22 last month)

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Benjamin Bruns (Evangelist), Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Aki Matsui (soprano), Damien Guillon (counter-tenor), Clint van der Linde (baritone), Makato Sakurada (tenor), Zachary Wilder (tenor), Christian Immler (baritone), Toru Kaku (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Harding

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

No. 16 (new entry)

Howard Shelley (piano/conductor), Sinfonieorchester St Gallen

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Dorothee Mields (soprano), Robin Tritschler, Krešimir Stražanac, Damien Guillon (counter-tenor), Stephan Gähler, Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Philipp Kaven, Magdalena Podkościelna, Peter Kooij (bass)

Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe

Available Formats: MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 18 (No. 13 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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

No. 20 (No. 24 in December chart)

Angela Hewitt (piano)

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Leonore Piano Trio

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

No. 22 (No. 3 last month)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello) London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

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

No. 23 (No. 7 last month)

Xenia Löffler (oboe), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Maurizio Pollini (piano)

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

No. 25 (No. 2 last month)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins

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