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CLASSICAL CHARTZ | For The Week Of January 21, 2024

By Ludwig Van on January 21, 2024

Enjoy new music with our classical music chart for this week. Our weekly selections are based on sales numbers and simply what albums we love and think you NEED to hear.

For the complete top 20, tune into Classical Chartz with the New Classical FM’s Mark Wigmore every Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

The number 1 and 2 spots are locked down for a second week, occupied by Anne-Sophie Mutter’s Virtuosi (1) and Angèle Dubeau and La Pieta with Philip Glass: Portrait at second.

There are also two releases that are new to the Top Ten this week. At number 7, up from 15 last week, Canadian violin virtuoso James Ehnes & the BBC Philharmonic with conductor Sir Andrew Davis offer Stravinsky: Violin Concerto, Orchestral Works. James Ehnes is widely acknowledged as one of the premiere musicians of his generation, and this all-Stravinsky recording is his third on the Chandros label. Along with the Violin Concerto, the album includes orchestral suites, the Scherzo à la russe, and Apollon Musagète.

New to the charts and roaring in at number 9 is the Vienna Philharmonic with Christian Thielemann and their New Year’s Concert 2024. There is a traveling version of the show; this is the January 1, 2024 concert recorded in the Golden Hall of the storied Musikverein in Vienna. The Vienna Phil and Maestro Christian Thielemann offer a Strauss-heavy program with a pinch of Bruckner, Lumbye, Komzák, and Ziehrer that was performed in front of an audience and broadcast live to more than 90 countries across the globe.

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