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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2020

June 2020 ChartIt’s perhaps no great surprise that Alina Ibragimova's Shostakovich concertos with Vladimir Jurowski and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov' on Hyperion tops the chart this month: the album was a Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC Music Magazine’s Recording of the Month, and Disc of the Week on Record Review at the beginning of June. You can read Katherine’s interview with Alina about the physical and emotional challenges of these works and the ‘special experience’ of recording them in Russia here.

No. 1 (No. 4 last month)

Alina Ibragimova (violin), State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia 'Evgeny Svetlanov', Vladimir Jurowski

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Jean Rondeau (harpsichord), Thomas Dunford (lute), Lea Desandre (mezzo-soprano), Marc Mauillon (baritone), Myriam Rignol (viola da gamba)

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

No. 3 (No. 2 last month)

Sean Shibe (guitar)

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Takács Quartet

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

No. 6 (No. 5 last month)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Magdalena Consort, Fretwork, His Majestys Sagbutts & Cornetts, with Silas Wollston (organ)

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Jonas Kaufmann (Otello), Federica Lombardi (Desdemona), Carlos Álvarez (Iago)

Orchestra e Coro dell'Academia Nationale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

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

No. 9 (No. 8 last month)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon), Kate Lindsey (Le Prince Charmant), Agnes Zwierko (Madame de la Haltière), Nina Minasyan (La Fée), Lionel Lhote (Pandolfe)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, John Wilson, Fiona Shaw

Available Format: DVD Video

Danielle de Niese (Cendrillon), Kate Lindsey (Le Prince Charmant), Agnes Zwierko (Madame de la Haltière), Nina Minasyan (La Fée), Lionel Lhote (Pandolfe)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Glyndebourne Chorus, John Wilson, Fiona Shaw

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 11 (No. 19 last month)

Vox Clamantis, Jaan-Eik Tulve

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

No. 12 (new entry)

Chiaroscuro Quartet

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

No. 13 (No. 9 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 14 (No. 13 last month)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Sean Shibe (guitars)

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

No. 16 (new entry)

Sir John Barbirolli

Available Format: 109 CDs

No. 17 (new entry)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jean-Luc Tingaud

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Christiane Karg (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo), Werner Güra (tenor), Florian Boesch (baritone), Kristian Bezuidenhout (fortepiano)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Pablo Heras-Casado

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

No. 19 (No. 7 in April Chart)

MusicAeterna, Teodor Currentzis

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Laurent Naouri (Don César de Bazan), Elsa Dreisig (Maritana), Marion Lebègue (Lazarille), Thomas Bettinger (King Charles II of Spain), Christian Helmer (Don José de Santarém), Christian Moungoungou (Captain of the Guard)

Ensemble Aedes, Orchestre des Frivolités Parisiennes, Mathieu Romano

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Till Brönner (trumpet), Georgia Philharmonic, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Nikoloz Rachveli

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, Marek Štilec

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

No. 24 (No. 10 last month)

Anna Dennis, Mhairi Lawson, Rowan Pierce, Carolyn Sampson (sopranos), Jeremy Budd (high tenor), James Way (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Ashley Riches (bass-baritone)

Gabrieli Players, Paul McCreesh

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

No. 25 (No. 3 last month)

Stephen Hough (piano), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannu Lintu

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