Skip to main content

 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - January 2021

Presto Chart  January 2021Despite only being released last Friday, John Wilson and Sinfonia of London’s magnificent recording of music for strings by Britten, Bridge, Berkeley and Bliss on Chandos tops the January chart: read James’s full review of the album here.

Several other very recent releases also made the Top 25, with the first instalment of Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Rachmaninov project with the Philadelphia Orchestra on Deutsche Grammophon (Gramophone’s current recording of the Month) entering at No. 4, and Piotr Anderszewski’s selections from Book Two of The Well-Tempered Clavier on Warner at No. 8. And perhaps as a result of insomnia being more prevalent than usual over these last few troubling weeks, the eight-hour version of Max Richter’s Sleep from 2015 has made a comeback at No. 15…

No. 1 (new entry)

Britten, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Howard Shelley (piano/director), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Behzod Abduraimov (piano)

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

No. 4 (new entry)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Schoenberg - Fried - Lehár - Korngold

Christine Rice (mezzo), Stuart Skelton (tenor), BBC Symphony Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Albina Shagimuratova (Neala), René Barbera (Idamore), Misha Kiria (Zarete), Marko Mimica (Akebare), Britten Sinfonia, Sir Mark Elder

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

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

No. 8 (new entry)

excerpts from Book II

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

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

No. 9 (No. 8 in December 2020 chart)

Víkingur Ólafsson (piano)

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Lenneke Ruiten (Armida), Teresa Iervolino (Ismene), Florie Valiquette (Rinaldo), Ashley Riches (Ubaldo)

Les Talens Lyriques, Chœur de Chambre de Namur, Christophe Rousset

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Riccardo Muti

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

No. 12 (No. 7 in December 2020 chart)

Scriabin - Stravinsky - Prokofiev

Daniil Trifonov (piano)

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

No. 13 (No. 3 in December 2020 chart)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

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

No. 14 (No. 5 in December 2020 chart)

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. 15 (new entry)

Max Richter (piano, organ, synthesizers, electronics), Grace Davidson (soprano)

American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME)

Available Formats: 8 CDs + Blu-ray Audio, MP3, FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 16 (No. 14 in December 2020 chart)

Voces8

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Veress - Ginastera - Coll

Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Sol Gabetta (cello), Francisco Coll, Camerata Bern

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

No. 18 (No. 9 in December 2020 chart)

Sean Shibe (guitar)

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

No. 19 (new entry)

String Quartets Nos. 2, 5 and 8

Arcadia Quartet

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

No. 20 (No. 23 in December 2020 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. 21 (new entry)

Stephen Hough (piano)

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

No. 22 (No. 11 in December 2020 chart)

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

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto/director), Orfeo 55

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

No. 24 (new entry)

London Haydn Quartet

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Nicolas Namoradze (piano)

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