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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - October 2020

October Chart 2020Our best-seller of the month is Light for the World, a collection of plainchant from the Poor Clare Sisters Arundel, featuring some of the music which the 23 sisters sing as part of their daily worship at their Sussex convent. Meditation of a more secular variety is also a key element of the album sitting at No. 2: French pianist Bertrand Chamayou’s eclectic collection of lullabies, Good Night!, released on Erato at the beginning of October. And Gramophone’s Recording of the Year – Weinberg’s Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 from Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Gidon Kremer, and Kremerata Baltica – retains its foothold in the top 5, having been a regular fixture in the chart for almost a year now.

No. 1 (new entry)

Poor Clare Sisters Arundel

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Florian Boesch (baritone)

Il Giardino Armonico, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks Giovanni Antonini

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

No. 4 (No. 21 last month)

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

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Louise Alder (Semele), Hugo Hymas (Jupiter), Lucile Richardot (Juno/Ino), Carlo Vistoli (Athamas), Gianluca Buratto (Somnus/Cadmus), Emily Owen (Iris), Angela Hicks (Cupid), Peter Davoren (Apollo)

English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Christiane Karg (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Gustav Mahler (piano roll)

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

No. 7 (new entry)

and Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique fantasque (compiled by Malcolm Sargent)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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

No. 8 (new entry)

James Gilchrist (Evangelist), Christian Immler (Jesus), Hana Blažiková, Damien Guillon, Zachary Wilder (tenor), Yusuke Watanabe (bass)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

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

No. 9 (No. 12 last month)

Ermonela Jaho (soprano), Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana, Andrea Battistoni

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

No. 10 (No. 9 last month)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

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

No. 11 (No. 18 last month)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

No. 12 (new entry)

BBC Philharmonic, John Wilson

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

No. 13 (No. 6 last month)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Diana Damrau (soprano), Orchestra e Coro dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Antonio Pappano

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

No. 16 (new entry)

Visions (Symphonic Poem) and other works

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jean-Luc Tingaud

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Doric String Quartet

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

No. 18 (No. 22 last month)

Vilde Frang (violin), Barnabás Kelemen (violin), Lawrence Power (viola), Nicolas Altstaedt (cello), Alexander Lonquich (piano)

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Hercules Dux Ferrarie, D'ung aultre amer & Missa Faysant regretz

The Tallis Scholars, Peter Phillips

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

No. 20 (No. 16 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. 21 (No. 1 last month)

Lucy Crowe (Vixen), Gerald Finley (Forester), Sophia Burgos (Fox), Jan Martiník (Badger/Parson), Peter Hoare (Mosquito/Rooster/Schoolmaster), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Harašta)

London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Sir Simon Rattle

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Fatma Said (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Burcu Karadağ (flute), Rafael Aguirre (guitar), vision string quartet

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Alexandre Kantorow (piano)

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Mary Bevan (soprano), Nicky Spence (tenor), Roderick Williams (baritone), Jack Liebeck (violin), William Vann (piano)

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Thibaut Garcia (guitar), Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Ben Glassberg

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