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CLASSICAL CHARTZ | The Top Ten Classical Music Albums For The Week Of June 17 To 23 2024

By Ludwig Van on June 17, 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.

Top ten classical music albums list

Season 3 of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series Bridgerton is still in the Top 5 on Netflix Canada. Likewise, the musical soundtrack of orchestral arrangements of pop covers by various artists from the series has upwards momentum, and lands at the No. 1 position from 4 last week. Just behind, Stephan Moccio’s Legends, Myths & Lavender makes the climb from No 5 to No. 2.

It’s worth noting that stalwarts John Williams (with the Saito Kinen Orchestra on John Williams in Tokyo), and Andre Rieu (with his Strauss Orchestra and their Love Is All Around (Live)) are still among the Top Ten of the week after months on the Chartz.

There’s one newcomer to the Top Ten this week, Brad Mehldau’s Après Fauré. American pianist, composer and arranger Brad Mehldau is widely known in the world of jazz music. He has been experimenting with musical genres and formats, however, for about the last two decades. It’s led to working with pop, rock, and classical music artists like Renée Fleming, Anne Sofie von Otter.

In the liner notes for Après Fauré, he describes the work as “music that breathes austerity and weirdness.” Mehldau includes the composer’s final two nocturnes, juxtaposing it with his own music, and making a sonic link between Faure and the beginnings of jazz.

His After Bach II was released on the same day; perhaps we’ll see it yet in the Top Ten.

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