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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - November 2020

November Chart 2020Our best-seller of the month is Daniil Trifonov's celebration of the Russian 'Silver Age' on Deutsche Grammophon, featuring solo works by Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Scriabin and piano concertos (with Valery Gergiev and the Mariinsky Orchestra) by the latter two composers; reviewing the album early last month, Katherine was impressed by his 'Nijinsky-like grace' in extracts from Stravinsky's Firebird and Petrushka and the 'cinematic sheen' of the Mariinsky strings in the Scriabin concerto.

New seasonal discs, unsurprisingly, feature prominently in the top 20, with The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin's Be all Merry at No. 6, Siglo d'Oro's Christmas in Puebla at No. 10, and Jonas Kaufmann's It's Christmas (complete with controversial Mariah Carey cover!) at No. 13; check in tomorrow for our '12 Discs of Christmas' 2020...

No. 1 (new entry)

Scriabin - Stravinsky - Prokofiev

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

The Kanneh--Masons, with Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Colman

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

No. 3 (No. 19 last month)

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. 4 (No. 14 last month)

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Michael Spyres (tenor), Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), I Virtuosi Italiani, Corrado Rovaris

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

No. 6 (new entry)

The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Desmond Earley

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

No. 7 (No. 7 last month)

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)

and other works for cello

Steven Isserlis (cello), Matthew Rose (bass), Abi Sampa (vocals)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Trinity Boys Choir, Omer Meir Wellber

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor), Artaserse

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Siglo de Oro, Patrick Allies

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

No. 11 (No. 2 last month)

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

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

No. 12 (new entry)

Elīna Garanča (mezzo), Malcolm Martineau (piano)

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Jonas Kaufmann (tenor)

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

No. 14 (No. 6 last month)

Mahler Lieder

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

Available Formats: CD, MP3, FLAC

No. 15 (No. 4 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. 16 (new entry)

Avi Avital (mandolin)

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

No. 17 (No. 14 in September)

Voces8

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Elsa Dreisig (soprano), Pavol Breslik (tenor), David Soar (bass-baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Paul Wee (piano)

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

No. 21 (No. 1 last month)

Poor Clare Sisters Arundel

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

No. 22 (No. 16 last month)

Visions (Symphonic Poem) and other works

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jean-Luc Tingaud

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

No. 23 (No. 4 in September)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

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

No. 24 (No. 11 last month)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

No. 25 (No. 19 in March)

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