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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - February 2021

Presto Chart  February 2021The fifth instalment of Andris Nelsons's Bruckner cycle from Leipzig (which began in 2017 with Symphony No. 3 and continued last month with Nos. 2 & 8) tops the February chart, closely followed by our January best-seller English Music for Strings from John Wilson and Sinfonia of London on Chandos: you can read James's review of the Bruckner here.

Two March releases from BIS have already hit the ground running via pre-orders, with the Chiaroscuro Quartet's latest Haydn recording sitting at No. 17 and Osmo Vänskä's Mahler 10 with the Minnesota Orchestra (of which more tomorrow...) entering at No. 20.

No. 1 (new entry)

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Andris Nelsons

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

No. 2 (No. 1 last month)

Britten, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Freiburger Barockconsort, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 4 (No. 4 last month)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Ludovic Tézier (baritone), Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Frédéric Chaslin

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

No. 6 (No. 7 last month)

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

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Isabelle Faust (violin), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Alexander Melnikov (piano), Freiburger Barockorchester, Pablo Heras-Casado

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Christina Landshamer (soprano), Jennifer Johnson Cano (mezzo), Werner Güra (tenor), Shenyang (bass-baritone)

Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States

Tabea Debus (recorders), La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler

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

No. 11 (No. 21 last month)

Stephen Hough (piano)

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

No. 12 (No. 3 last month)

Behzod Abduraimov (piano)

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Heggie, Schubert & Mendelssohn

Sasha Cooke (mezzo), Daniel Hope (violin), Sean Mori (violin), Kay Stern (violin), Dawn Harms (violin), Patricia Heller (viola), Emil Miland (cello)

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Polina Pasztircsák (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (mezzo), Steve Davislim (tenor), Johannes Weisser (baritone), Freiburger Barockorchester, RIAS Kammerchor, René Jacobs

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Daniel Hope (violin), Alexey Botvinov (piano)

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

No. 16 (No. 8 last month)

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Chiaroscuro Quartet

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz

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

No. 19 (No. 24 last month)

London Haydn Quartet

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

No. 20 (new entry)

performing version by Deryck Cooke

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Anna Dennis (Semele), Richard Burkhard (Jupiter), Helen Charlston (Juno), Aoife Miskelly (Ino), William Wallace (Athamas), Héloïse Bernard (Iris)

Academy of Ancient Music, Julian Perkins

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Francesco Corti, Il Pomo d’Oro

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Stile Antico

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