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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - March 2021

March 2021 ChartIn the lead by some margin this month are British pianists Steven Osborne and Paul Lewis, whose enchanting recital of piano-duets by Ravel, Fauré, Satie, Poulenc, Stravinsky and Debussy on Hyperion was our Recording of the Week in the middle of March: read our full review of this 'true meeting of musical minds' here.

There's a French flavour, too, to our second-best-seller, Hilary Hahn's Paris with Mikko Franck and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France on Deutsche Grammophon. The album features works by Chausson and Prokofiev as well as the world premiere recording of Rautavaara's Deux Sérénades - written for these artists towards the end of his life, with the orchestration completed by his compatriot Kalevi Aho following the composer's death in 2016. Look out for Katherine's interview with Hilary about this 'dream project' after Easter...

No. 1 (new entry)

Steven Osborne (piano), Paul Lewis (piano)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Chausson - Rautavaara - Prokofiev

Hilary Hahn (violin), Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Mikko Franck

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

No. 3 (new entry)

performing version by Deryck Cooke

Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Renaud Capuçon (violin), Stephen Hough (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Theotime Langlois de Swart (violin), Tanguy de Williencourt (piano)

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

No. 6 (No. 3 last month)

Freiburger Barockconsort, Vox Luminis, Lionel Meunier

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Strauss - Berg - Zemlinsky

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté, Jean-François Verdier

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Lise Davidsen (soprano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Mark Elder

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Rachel Podger (violin), Christopher Glynn (piano)

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Chiaroscuro Quartet

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

No. 11 (new entry)

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Gustavo Dudamel, Marta Gardolińska

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

No. 12 (new entry)

Danny Driver (piano)

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

No. 13 (No. 7 last month)

Benjamin Grosvenor (piano)

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Sandrine Piau (soprano), Stuart Jackson (tenor), Konstantin Krimmel (baritone), Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Steven Isserlis (cello), Connie Shih (piano)

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

No. 16 (No. 8 last month)

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

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

No. 17 (No. 2 last month)

Britten, Bliss, Bridge, Berkeley

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 18 (new entry)

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

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

No. 19 (new entry)

El León de Oro, Peter Phillips, Marco Antonio García de Paz

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

No. 20 (new entry)

London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

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

No. 21 (No. 4 last month)

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin

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

No. 22 (No. 23 last month)

Ksenija Sidorova (accordion)

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

No. 23 (No. 16 last month)

Piotr Anderszewski (piano)

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Mahani Teave (piano)

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano)

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