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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - July 2021

July Chart 2021Krystian Zimerman's complete Beethoven piano concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle on Deutsche Grammophon tops the July chart by some margin - recorded at LSO St Luke's last December and live-streamed on DG Stage after plans for concerts with live audiences were scuppered by lockdown restrictions, the performances radiate what James described as 'a palpable feeling of joy and elation about the very act of being able to make music' in his full review of the recording earlier this month.

No. 1 (new entry)

Krystian Zimerman (piano), London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Lise Davidsen (soprano), Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Nicola Benedetti (violin), Benedetti Baroque

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Angela Hewitt (piano)

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Les heures du jour

Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Insula Orchestra, Laurence Equilbey

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

No. 7 (new entry)

Senaillé & Leclair: Sonates pour violon et clavecin

Théotime Langlois de Swarte (violin), William Christie (harpsichord)

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano)

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

No. 9 (No. 3 last month)

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons

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

No. 10 (new entry)

Jonas Kaufmann (Paul), Marlis Petersen (Marietta), Andrej Filonczyk (Frank/Fritz), Jennifer Johnston (Brigitta), Mirjam Mesak (Juliette), Corinna Scheurle (Lucienne), Manuel Günther (Gaston/Victorin), Dean Power (Graf Albert)

Bayerische Staatsoper, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Stone (director)

Available Format: 2 DVD Videos

Jonas Kaufmann (Paul), Marlis Petersen (Marietta), Andrej Filonczyk (Frank/Fritz), Jennifer Johnston (Brigitta), Mirjam Mesak (Juliette), Corinna Scheurle (Lucienne), Manuel Günther (Gaston/Victorin), Dean Power (Graf Albert)

Bayerische Staatsoper, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Stone (director)

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 11 (new entry)

Works by William Byrd & John Bull

Kit Armstrong (piano)

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

No. 12 (No. 1 last month)

András Schiff (piano/director), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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

No. 13 (No. 6 last month)

Lucy Crowe (Rodelinda), Iestyn Davies (Bertarido), Joshua Ellicott (Grimoaldo), Brandon Cedel (Garibaldo), Jess Dandy (Eduige), Tim Mead (Unulfo)

The English Concert, Harry Bicket

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

No. 14 (No. 23 last month)

Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Kirill Petrenko

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Marek Štilec

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

No. 16 (No. 19 last month)

Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Doric String Quartet

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

No. 18 (No. 22 last month)

Wind Serenades K. 361 & 375

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Boris Giltburg (piano), Rhys Owens (trumpet)

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Vasily Petrenko

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

Available Formats: 5 CDs, MP3, FLAC

No. 22 (No. 24 last month)

Adam Walker (flute), Juliana Koch (oboe), Jonathan Davies (bassoon), Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 23 (new entry)

The Brahms Trio

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Lise Davidsen (Leonore), Christian Elsner (Florestan), Georg Zeppenfeld (Rocco), Johannes Martin Kränzle (Don Pizarro), Christina Landshamer (Marzelline), Cornel Frey (Jaquino), Günther Groissböck (Don Fernando)

Dresdner Philharmoniker, Sächsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, MDR Leipzig Radio Choir, Marek Janowski

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