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 Presto Chart, The Presto Chart - June 2018

June ChartThis month's top spot goes to one of our recent Recordings of the Week: Vox Luminis's imaginative reconstruction of one of the concerts which Buxtehude curated in Lübeck as part of his ‘Abendmusik' series and which the young Johann Sebastian Bach travelled several hundred miles on foot to attend (you can read David's full review of the album here).

After topping the chart back in April, Rachel Podger’s effervescent Four Seasons with Brecon Baroque is sitting pretty at No. 3 for the second month in a row, closely followed by the first-ever audio recording of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic (conducted by the composer and with Gerald Finley in the title-role). Other newcomers to the Top Ten include Barrie Kosky’s imaginative new staging of Wagner’s Die Meistersinger from last year’s Bayreuth Festival, and two superb piano-recitals (an all-Liszt programme from Francesco Piemontesi, and an eclectic collection of miniatures inspired by dreams and reveries from Stephen Hough).

No. 1 (new entry)

Buxtehude: Abendmusiken

Vox Luminis & Ensemble Masques, Lionel Meunier

Available Format: CD

No. 2 (new entry)

Haydn 2032 Volume 6 - Lamentatione

Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antonini

Available Format: CD

No. 3 (No. 3 last month)

Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni

Rachel Podger (violin), Brecon Baroque

Available Format: SACD

No. 4 (new entry)

John Adams: Doctor Atomic

Gerald Finley, Julia Bullock, Brindley Sherratt; BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra, John Adams

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

No. 5 (No. 7 last month)

Schubert: Octet

Isabelle Faust (violin), Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin), Danusha Waskiewicz (viola), Kristin von der Goltz (cello), Lorenzo Coppola (clarinet), Javier Zafra (bassoon), Teunis van der Zwart (horn), James Munro (double bass)

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

No. 6 (new entry)

Ginastera: Orchestral Works, Vol. 3

Xiayin Wang (piano), BBC Philharmonic, Juanjo Mena

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

No. 7 (new entry)

The House of the Mind

The Choir of The Queen's College, Oxford, Owen Rees

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

No. 8 (new entry)

Stephen Hough's Dream Album

Stephen Hough (piano)

Available Format: CD

No. 9 (new entry)

Liszt: Années de pélerinage; Première année - Suisse & Légende 2

Francesco Piemontesi (piano)

Available Formats: CD + DVD Video, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No. 10 (new entry)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (DVD)

Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anne Schwanewilms; Bayreuth Festival, Philippe Jordan, Barrie Kosky

Available Format: DVD Video

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Blu-ray)

Michael Volle, Klaus Florian Vogt, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Anne Schwanewilms; Bayreuth Festival, Philippe Jordan, Barrie Kosky

Available Format: Blu-ray

No. 11 (new)

Vivaldi: Concerti per archi III & Concerti per viola d’amore

Alessandro Tampieri (viola d'amore), Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone

Available Format: 2 CDs

No. 12 (No. 4 last month)

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonatas Vol. 1

Federico Colli (piano)

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

No. 13 (new entry)

Before Mozart: Early Horn Concertos

Alec Frank-Gemmill (horn), Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan

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

No. 14 (No. 6 last month)

Debussy & Ravel - String Quartets

Jerusalem Quartet

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

No. 15 (new entry)

Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets Vol. 1

Cuarteto Casals

Available Format: 3 CDs

No. 16 (new entry)

1700

Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini

Available Format: CD

No. 17 (No. 15 last month)

Vaughan Williams: Mass in G minor

Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, Andrew Nethsingha

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

No. 18 (No. 5 last month)

Haydn: Piano Sonatas Nos. 47, 54, 59 and 60

Paul Lewis (piano)

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

No. 19 (No. 13 last month)

Handel: Concerti a Due Cori

Petra Müllejans, Freiburger Barockorchester, Gottfried von der Goltz

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

No. 20 (new entry)

Handel: Acis and Galatea

Lucy Crowe, Allan Clayton, Benjamin Hulett, Jeremy Budd, Neal Davies; Early Opera Company, Christian Curnyn

Available Formats: 2 SACDs, MP3, CD Quality FLAC, Hi-Res FLAC

No, 21 (No. 10 last month)

Haydn: Piano Trios

Trio Wanderer

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

No. 22 (new entry)

Mozart in London

The Mozartists, Ian Page

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

No. 23 (No. 2 last month)

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Philippe Jaroussky, Amanda Forsythe, Emőke Baráth; Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera, I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis

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

No. 24 (new entry)

Martinů: Double Concertos for Violin and Piano

Momo & Mari Kodama (piano), Sarah & Deborah Nemtanu (violin), Magali Demesse (viola), Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Lawrence Foster

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

No. 25 (new entry)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (DVD)

Peter Hofmann, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton, Hans Sotin, Bernd Weikl; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein

Available Format: 3 DVD Videos

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Blu-ray)

Peter Hofmann, Hildegard Behrens, Yvonne Minton, Hans Sotin, Bernd Weikl; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Leonard Bernstein

Available Format: 3 DVD Videos