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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - December 2020

December Chart 2020One of our Top 10 Recordings of 2020 sits at No. 1 in the December chart: an eleventh-hour album from Orchid Classics, coupling composer-clarinettist Mark Simpson’s Geysir for wind ensemble with the Mozart Gran Partita which inspired it. Reviewing the recording shortly before Christmas, James enthused that ‘The skill and virtuosity with which the entire ensemble performs their parts is quite something, and the balance of sounds and textures is simply superb.’

Several other Presto Recordings of the Year feature in the December Top 25, including Sean Shibe’s superb Bach recital on Delphian, Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee’s exuberant Rossini sing-off on Erato, and Vikingur Ólafsson’s peerless programme of Debussy and Rameau on Deutsche Grammophon; we’re offering up to 25% off all the winning titles until 25th January.

No. 1 (new entry)

Mark Simpson (clarinet), Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Ben Goldscheider (horn) et al

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Edgar Moreau (cello), Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

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

No. 3 (No. 24 last month)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

No. 4 (No. 10 last month)

Siglo de Oro, Patrick Allies

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

No. 5 (No. 3 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. 6 (No. 6 last month)

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

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

No. 7 (No. 1 last month)

Scriabin - Stravinsky - Prokofiev

Daniil Trifonov (piano), Mariinsky Orchestra, Valéry Gergiev

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

No. 8 (No. 16 in July chart)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 9 (No. 24 in August chart)

Sean Shibe (guitar)

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

No. 10 (No. 2 last month)

The Kanneh-Masons, with Michael Morpurgo and Olivia Colman

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

No. 11 (No. 5 last month)

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

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

No. 12 (No. 24 in October chart)

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

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Taylor Ann Fleshman (harp), Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Arthur Arnold

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

No. 14 (No. 14 in September chart)

Voces8

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Emőke Baráth (soprano), Marie Lys (soprano), Delphine Galou (contralto), Marianna Pizzolato (mezzo-soprano), Luigi De Donato (bass)

Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi

Available Format: 2 CDs

No. 16 (No. 4 in September chart)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

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

No. 17 (No. 11 last month)

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 19 (No. 4 in October chart)

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

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

No. 20 (No. 25 in August chart)

Garrick Ohlsson (piano), Takács Quartet

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

No. 21 (No. 4 last month)

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

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

No. 23 (No. 20 in October chart)

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. 24 (new entry)

BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Chorus, Martyn Brabbins

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

No. 25 (No. 3 in March chart)

Mark Stone (baritone), Kirill Gerstein (piano), Christianne Stotijn (mezzo), Boston Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Adès

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

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