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CLASSICAL CHARTZ | Top Ten Classical Music Chart For The Week Of April 8 To 14 2024

By Ludwig Van on April 8, 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.

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Lang Lang’s Saint-Saëns sits at the top at No. 1 for the third week in a row. Daniel Hope’s Dance and Il Divo’s anniversary release XX dropped one position each to land at 3 and 4 respectively. They make room for Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestre Métropolitain, who just debuted in the Top Ten last week with Sibelius 2 and 5. This week, the release climbs to No. 2. Francesca Dego and her Brahms & Busoni Violin Concertos takes the slow and steady approach to rise from No. 7 to No. 6.

The biggest leap in the Top Ten comes from newcomer Beethoven for Three, with Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, and Leonidas Kavakos. The album is the next in a series offered on the Sony Classical label. The Beethoven for Three phenom has its origins in a live performance at the 2021 Tanglewood Festival. The first recording included Symphonies 2 and 5, followed by Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” and Op. 1, No. 3. The latest includes Symphony No. 4 and the ‘Archduke’ Trio.

Shai Worsner re-arranges the symphonic works into intimate pieces that retain the power of Beethoven’s expression. Through the series of recordings , the trio of Emanuel Ax (piano), Leonidas Kavakos (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), explore Beethoven’s great orchestral works in a pared down version that looks for the essence of each piece. Each recording pairs the symphonies with Beethoven’s piano trios as a contrast.

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