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CLASSICAL CHARTZ | Top Ten Classical Music Chart For The Week Of April 1 To 7 2024

By Ludwig Van on April 1, 2024

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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.

classical music top ten week of April 1 2024

The top three on the list remain unchanged from last week: Lang Lang’s Saint-Saëns sits at the top at No. 1, with Daniel Hope’s Dance and Il Divo’s anniversary release XX following at 2 and 3 respectively. There a bit of shuffling around in the rest of the Top Ten, with the biggest movement saved for this week’s newcomer.

Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain make the only debut in the Top Ten this week, making the leap all the way from No. 12 to land at No. 4 with Sibelius Symphonies 2 and 5. The release is part of a multi-year project on the part of the Orchestre Métropolitain and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the ATMA Classique label, which began with Sibelius 1 in 2019. The works were recorded at Maison symphonique de Montréal. Despite all his international success with the Metropolitan Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, and many others, Nézet-Séguin holds true to his stated “lifetime” commitment to the OM.

Sibelius’s second and fifth symphonies were composed with a period of about 15 years between them, and are among the best known of the composer’s works. The symphonies came from different periods in Sibelius’ life, and represent two of his musical modes. The second displays the Finnish nationalism and romanticism of a younger man, while his fifth symphony is characteristic of his more mature and minimalist style.

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