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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - July 2020

July Chart 2020Our best-seller of the month is Paul Lewis’s recording of the complete Beethoven Bagatelles, released on Harmonia Mundi on 10th July – you can read our full review of the album here, and Katherine’s interview with the pianist (in which he discusses his recent experience of giving a live-streamed recital from an empty Wigmore Hall as well as Beethoven’s ‘often uncompromisingly uncomfortable’ piano-writing) here. The boxed set of Lewis’s complete Beethoven piano sonatas, concertos (with the late Jiří Bělohlávek and the BBC Symphony Orchestra) and Diabelli Variations has also enjoyed a second wave of interest, entering the chart at No. 5 - the 14-CD collection is one of the best bargains in our Harmonia Mundi special offer, which runs until late September.

No. 1 (new entry)

Paul Lewis (piano)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Ian Bostridge (tenor), Antonio Pappano (piano), Vilde Frang (violin), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello)

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 4 (No. 1 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. 5 (new entry)

No. 6 (new entry)

Sarah Willis (horn), Havana Horns, Havana Lyceum Orchestra, José Antonio Méndez Padrón

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Joseph Spooner (cello), Christian Wilson (organ), Commotio, Matthew Berry

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Oleg Tsibulko (bass), Russian National Orchestra, Kirill Karabits

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Elīna Garanča (mezzo), Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim

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

No. 11 (No. 18 last July)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Available Format: 9 CDs + Blu-ray Audio

No. 12 (new entry)

Piers Lane (piano), The Orchestra Now, Leon Botstein

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Anna Patalong (Miss Julie), Benedict Nelson (Jean), Rosie Aldridge (Kristin), Samuel Sakker (Ulrik)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

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

No. 14 (No. 17 in May)

Maxim Rysanov (viola/conductor), Sinfonietta Rīga

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

No. 15 (No. 4 last month)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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

No. 16 (No. 6 last month)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 17 (No. 3 last month)

Sean Shibe (guitar)

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

No. 18 (No. 9 last month)

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

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

No. 19 (No. 18 last month)

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. 20 (new entry)

Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Latvian Radio Choir, Sigvards Klava

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

No. 22 (No. 22 last month)

Sonatas by Clementi, Dussek, Hummel & Wölfl

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Matthew Schellhorn (piano)

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

No. 24 (No. 13 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Hallé Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

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