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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2022

June 2022 ChartMarc-André Hamelin's survey of William Bolcom's complete piano rags on Hyperion was our best-seller for last month - the album was one of our June Recordings of the Week , with David observing that 'Bolcom’s twenty-six rags run a gamut from exuberance to introspection, from humour to expressions of deep pain and grief…Hamelin responds perfectly to the changing shifts of mood and emotion in Bolcom’s multi-faceted exploration of the ragtime genre'. (He also had the pleasure of Marc's company on Zoom yesterday afternoon, so do look out for our interview with him about the project in the coming weeks...).

Other titles which proved popular including the world premiere of John Williams's Violin Concerto No. 2 with its dedicatee Anne-Sophie Mutter and the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Deutsche Grammophon, Britia-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso's album of Puccini and Bizet on Decca, Pavel Kolesnikov's selection of Hahn's Poèmes & Valses on Hyperion, and three Wranitzky symphonies from the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin & Bernhard Forck on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi.

No. 1 (new entry)

Marc-André Hamelin (piano)

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

No. 2 (new entry)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Williams

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

No. 3 (new entry)

Freddie De Tommaso (tenor), with Lise Davidsen (soprano), Natalya Romaniw (soprano), Aigul Akhmetshina (mezzo)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paolo Arrivabeni

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

No. 4 (new entry)

Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)

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

No. 5 (new entry)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Bernhard Forck

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Sinfonia of London, John Wilson

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

No. 7 (No. 2 last month)

Cédric Tiberghien (piano), Stéphane Degout (baritone), Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth

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

No. 8 (No. 8 last month)

Alexandre Kantorow (piano), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow

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

No. 9 (new entry)

Véronique Gens, Nicole Car, Jodie Devos, Chantal Santon Jeffery (sopranos), Cyrille Dubois (tenor), Étienne Dupuis (baritone)

Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Hervé Niquet

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

No. 10 (No. 1 last month)

Boris Giltburg (piano), Pavel Nikl (viola), Pavel Haas Quartet

Available Format: CD

No. 11 (new entry)

Bertrand Chamayou (piano)

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

No. 12 (new entry)

Elena Urioste (violin), Chineke! Orchestra, Max Richter

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Timothy West, Samuel West (speakers), Mary Bevan, Sophie Bevan (sopranos), Britten Sinfonia, Choir of Clare College Cambridge, William Vann

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

No. 14 (new entry)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck

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

No. 15 (No. 13 in May 2019)

Alexandre Kantorow (piano), Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow

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

No. 16 (new entry)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Nicholas Collon

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

No. 17 (new entry)

Hallé Orchestra, Sopranos and Altos of the Hallé Choir, Mark Elder, Matthew Hamilton

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

No. 18 (new entry)

Sophie Karthäuser (soprano), Lucile Richardot (mezzo), Les Arts Florissants, Paul Agnew

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

No. 19 (new entry)

Corvus Consort, Ferio Saxophone Quartet, Freddie Crowley

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

No. 20 (No. 10 last month)

Mitsuko Uchida (piano)

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

No. 21 (new entry)

Matthias Goerne (bass-baritone), Daniil Trifonov (piano)

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Ensemble Intercontemporain, George Jackson

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

No. 23 (new entry)

Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Lisette Oropesa (Violetta), René Barbera (Alfredo Germont), Lester Lynch (Giorgio Germont)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Sachsischer Staatsopernchor Dresden, Daniel Oren

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

No. 25 (No. 22 last month)

Lucy Crowe (Angel), Sophie Bevan (Mary Magdalene), Iestyn Davies (Mary Cleophas), Hugo Hymas (John the Evangelist), Ashley Riches (Lucifer)

The English Concert, Harry Bicket

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