Hall of Fame 2009: 65-150

View and download the nation's favourite classical works from our list of recordings featured in this year's Hall of Fame, starting at No. 65 to No. 150 ...

Sibelius


65 (94) Sibelius    Symphony No.5


Another climber for Sibelius: up 29 for this, the 3rd of his 5 entries.    

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66 (44) Bach    Brandenburg Concertos

Down 22. 11th chart entry for Bach, from a total of 13. Which two remain?    

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67 (51) Mozart    Ave Verum Corpus

Back-to-back Mozart on the chart. This, the 17th of his 20 entries is down 16.

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68 (86) Mozart    Solemn Vespers

Up 18 for the 16th of Mozart's 20 entries.    

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69 (72) Orff    Carmina Burana

Up 3. Orff is another Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.

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70 (53) Mozart    The Magic Flute

Down 17. Mozart's 4th opera on the chart, and the 15th of his 20 entries overall.

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71 (52) Prokofiev    Romeo and Juliet

Down 19. Highest of Prokofiev's 3 entries.

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72 (80) Chopin    Piano Concerto No.1

Up 8. Highest of Chopin's 3 entries this year.    

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73 (103) Wagner    Tannhäuser

Up 30, to its best ever chart position. Highest of Wagner's 4 entries.

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74 (66) Widor    Organ Symphony No.5

Down 8. Lowest position since 2006. Widor is a Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.

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75 (-)Lord    Durham Concerto

This year's highest new entry - and the 2nd of Lord's 2 new entries this year.

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76 (65) Einaudi    Le Onde

Down 11. Highest of Einaudi's 2 Hall of Fame entries.   

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77 (57) Williams    Schindler's List

Down 20. Highest of Williams' 6 entries, but there are more film scores to come.

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78 (71) Verdi    Requiem

Down 7. Highest of Verdi's 4 entries, all of which have fallen this year.

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79 (110) Wagner    Tristan and Isolde

Up 21. Highest position since 2001. 3rd of Wagner's 4 entries.

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80 (55) Handel    Solomon

Down 25. Lowest position since 2000 for this opera. 6th of Handel's 8 entries.

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81 (50)    Mozart    The Marriage of Figaro



Down 31 for the 14th of Mozart's 20 entries. His 3rd opera on the chart so far.   

Hear it on:  Collegium Vocale Gent, Concerto Koln & René Jacobs - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro

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82 (98)    Shostakovich    Jazz Suite No.2

Up 16. Best ever chart position. 6th of 7 entries for Shostakovich this year.

Hear it on: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Shostakovich: The Jazz Album

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83 (104)    Wagner    Die Walküre

Up 21. Highest ever chart position. 2nd of Wagner's 4 entries.

Hear it on:  Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Daniel Barenboim - Wagner: Die Walküre 91

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84 (85)    Tallis    Spem in Alium

Up 1. Tallis is a One Hit Wonder, but this has reached its highest ever position.  

Hear it on: Harry Christophers & The Sixteen - Tallis: Spem in alium - Music for Monarchs and Magnates

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85    Goodall    Eternal Light: A Requiem

Our Composer in Residence makes his Hall of Fame debut with this new entry.


86 (137)    Sibelius    Violin Concerto

Up 51. 2nd of 5 entries for Sibelius on this year's chart.

Hear it on: Cho-Liang Lin plays Violin Concertos by Sibelius and Nielsen

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87 (63)    Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker

Down 22. 8th of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries - but not his highest-placed ballet.

Hear it on: Orchestra Of The Kirov Opera St. Petersburg, Valery Borisov & Valery Gergiev - Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker

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88 (106)    Schubert    Piano Quintet ('Trout')

Up 18. Highest position since 2006 - and the highest of Schubert's 6 entries.

Hear it on: Amadeus Quartet, Emil Gilels & Rainer Zepperitz - Schubert: Piano Quintet "Trout"; String Quartet "Death and the Maiden"

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89 (87)    Saint-Saëns    Danse Macabre

Down 2. 3rd of Saint-Saëns' 4 entries on this year's chart.

Hear it on: Charles Dutoit, Kyung Wha Chung, Philharmonia Orchestra & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre

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90 (61)   Puccini    La Bohème

A run of 4 fallers for Puccini concludes with his final entry, down 29 this year.

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan, Luciano Pavarotti & Mirella Freni - Puccini: La Bohème (2 CDs)

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91  (76)    Vaughan Williams    English Folksongs Suite

Down 15. 8th of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries.

Hear it on: Barry Wordsworth, Sir Adrian Boult & Sir Neville Marriner - Vaughan Williams: Orchestral Works

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92 (100)  Chopin    Piano Concerto No.2

Up 8. Highest position since 2006. 2nd of Chopin's 2 entries.

Hear it on: Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra & Valery Gergiev - Grieg: Piano Concerto & Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2

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93 (109)   Pärt    Spiegel im Spiegel

Up 16. Highest position since 2005. Another Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.    

Hear it on: Shostakovich violin sonata,Penderecki, Pärt, Schnittke

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94 (56)   Verdi    Nabucco


Down 38. Lowest position since 2004. 3rd of Verdi's 4 entries this year.

Hear it on: Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Verdi: Nabucco

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95 (89)    Strauss, J. II    By the Beautiful Blue Danube


Down 6. Highest of Johann Strauss II's 2 entries.

Hear it on: A Johann Strauss Celebration

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96 (84)    Vivaldi    Gloria

Down 12. 3rd of Vivaldi's 4 entries.

Hear it on: Taverner Choir & Players with Andrew Parrott - Vivaldi: Gloria, Magnificat

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97   (81)    Bach    St. Matthew Passion

Another faller for Bach: down 16. 10th of his 13 entries on the chart.

Hear it on: Gabrieli Players & Paul McCreesh - Bach: St Matthew Passion



98  (113)    Glass    Violin Concerto


Up 5. Contemporary composer Philip Glass is a Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.

Hear it on: Gidon Kremer & Rainer Keuschnig - Glass: Violin Concerto - Schnittke: Concerto Grosso

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99  (92)    Mozart    Flute and Harp Concerto

Down 7. 13th of Mozart's 20 entries. Lowest chart position since 2004.

Hear it on:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, James Galway, Marisa Robles & Sir Neville Marriner - Mozart: Concertos for Flute & Harp

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100  (95)   Massenet    Thaïs

Down 5. Another One Hit Wonder in this year's Hall of Fame.

Hear it on: Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen: Massenet: Thaïs - Meditation

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101  (107)    Górecki    Symphony No.3 ('of Sorrowful Songs')

Up 6. Highest position since 2006. In our chart, Górecki is a One Hit Wonder.

Hear it on: Goreck, Symphony No.3: Sorrowful Songs

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102  (59)    Albinoni    Adagio

2 entries for Albinoni - and this, the 2nd, is down 43 to its lowest ever position.

Hear it on:  Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan & Michel Schwalbé - Vivaldi: Le Quattro Stagioni; Albinoni: Adagio; Corelli: Christmas Concerto

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103   (115)    Tchaikovsky    Violin Concerto

Up 12. 7th of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries.   

Hear it on: Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Violin concertos, Heifetz, Chicago Symphony, Reiner

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104    (97)    Mahler    Symphony No.2 ('Resurrection')

Down 7. 3rd consecutive faller for Mahler, and the 3rd of his 4 entries.

Hear it on:  Pierre Boulez & Wiener Philharmoniker - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"  

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105 (75)    Bach    Cello Suites

Down 30. 9th of Bach's 13 entries on this year's Classic FM Hall of Fame.   

Hear it on:  Steven Isserlis - Bach J S: Cello Suites

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106    (68)    Shostakovich    The Gadfly

Down 38. Never been out of the Top 100 before. 5th of Shostakovich's 7 entries.

Hear it on:  Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin - Shostakovich: Hamlet & the Gadfly  

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107 (NE)  Holst    St. Paul's Suite
New entry. 1st of 2 appearances from Holst in this year's chart.  


108    (123)    Dvorak    Cello Concerto

Up 15. Highest position since 2000. 5th of 6 entries for Dvorak this year.   

Hear it on: Dvorák: Cello Concerto / Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme


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109    (101)    Brahms    A German Requiem

Down 8. Highest of Brahms' 9 entries on this year's chart.   

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin & Sir Simon Rattle - Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

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110    (58)    Mozart    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Mozart has 20 entries this year; this is the 12th. Down 52 places.   

Hear it on: James Levine, Walter Singer & Wiener Philharmoniker - Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


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111   (125)    Tchaikovsky    Sleeping Beauty

Up 14. Highest position since 1999. 6th of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries.   

Hear it on: Mikhail Pletnev & Russian National Orchestra - Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty Op. 66

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112  (93)    Mussorgsky    Pictures at an Exhibition

Down 19. Lowest position since 2005. Highest of Mussorgsky's 2 entries.   

Hear it on: Sir Simon Rattle & Berliner Philharmoniker - Mussorgsky (Orch. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

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113    (112)    Beethoven    Piano Sonata No.8 ('Pathetique')

Down 1. 11th of Beethoven's 19 entries.

Hear it on:  Daniel Barenboim - Beethoven: "Moonlight", "Appassionata" & "Pathétique" Sonatas

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114  (134)    Sibelius    Symphony No.2

Up 20. 1st of 5 entries for Sibelius this year.   

Hear it on: Esa-Pekka Salonen & Los Angeles Philharmonic - DG Concerts Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 (Live)

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115  (90)    Bach    Mass in B minor


Down 25. Lowest chart position since 2003. 8th of 13 chart entries for Bach.   

Hear it on:  English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir - J.S.Bach: Mass in B Minor

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116    Zimmer    Pirates of the Caribbean 2

Re-entry. Highest of Zimmer's 2 entries.   


117    (231)    Hawes    Quanta Qualia

A high climber: up 114 for our former Composer in Residence.

Hear it on: Patrick Hawes - Towards the Light

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118   (131)    Shostakovich    The Unforgettable Year 1919

Down 13. 4th of Shostakovich's 7 entries on this year's chart.   

Hear it on: Adriano & Moscow Symphony Orchestra - Shostakovich: Fall of Berlin, The Unforgettable Year 1919

 

119  (78)    Zimmer    Gladiator


Down 41. 1st of 2 film scores by Hans Zimmer in this year's Hall of Fame.

Hear it on: Hans Zimmer - Gladiator (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

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120  (176)    Handel    Sarabande


Up 56. 5th of Handel's 8 entries in The Classic FM Hall of Fame 2009.   

Hear it on: Sir Neville Marriner & Yehudi Menuhin - Sarabande - Baroque Favorites

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121  (142)    Shostakovich    Jazz Suite No.1

Up 21. 3rd of 7 entries for Shostakovich this year.   

Hear it on:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Riccardo Chailly - Shostakovich: The Jazz Album

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122  (135)    Bizet    Carmen

Up 13. Highest position since 2004. 1st of 2 entries for Bizet in 2009.   

Hear it on: Claudio Abbado, Plácido Domingo & Teresa Berganza - Bizet: Carmen

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123  (69)    Puccini    Madame Butterfly

Puccini falls yet again - down 54 with this, the 4th of his 5 entries on the chart.   

Hear it on:  Christa Ludwig, Herbert Von Karajan, Luciano Pavarotti, Mirella Freni & Wiener Philharmoniker - Puccini: Madama Butterfly

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124  (124)    Mozart    Clarinet Quintet

Non-mover. Maintains highest position since 2006. 11th of Mozart's 20 entries.

Hear it on: 25th Anniversary Edition moazart Chamber Works

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125  (122)    Fauré    Pavane

Down 3. 1st of 3 entries for Fauré in this year's chart.   

Hear it on: Fauré: Pelléas et Mélisande

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126    (120)    Schubert    String Quintet D956

Down 6. Lowest position since 2006. 5th of Schubert's 6 entries.  

Hear it on:  Borodin String Quartet - Schubert: String Quintet

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127    (178)    Haydn    The Creation


Up 51. Best ever chart position, and the highest of Haydn's 3 entries this year.   

Hear it on: English Baroque Soloists & John Eliot Gardiner - Haydn: The Creation


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128  (111)    Elgar    Dream of Gerontius



Down 17. Lowest position since 2003. 8th of Elgar's 11 entries.   

Hear it on: Anne Sofie von Otter, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis - Elgar: the Dream of Gerontius

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129  (105)   Vaughan Williams    Fantasia on Greensleeves

Down 24. 7th of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries.   

Hear it on:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Fantasia on Greensleeves

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130   (102)    Tchaikovsky    Romeo and Juliet

Down 28. 5th of Tchaikovsky's 13 entries this year.   

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert Von Karajan - Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet

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131    (143)    Grieg    Holberg Suite

Up 12. Highest position since 2000. 2nd of 4 entries for Grieg.   

Hear it on: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner - Grieg: Suite Holberg, Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, etc.

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132  (138)    Bruch    Scottish Fantasy


This climbs 6 places and is the 3rd of Bruch's 4 entries.

Hear it on: Max Bruch: Scottish Fantasy; Serenade

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133   (146)    Saint-Saëns    Carnival of the Animals


Up 13. Highest position since 2007. 2nd of Saint-Saëns 4 entries.

Hear it on: Barry Wordsworth & London Symphony Orchestra - Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals; Bizet: Jeux d'enfants; Ravel: Mother Goose

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134   (108)    Satie    Three Gymnopedies

Down 26. 2nd of Satie's 2 entries this year.   

Hear it on: Satie 3 Gymnopédies/ 6 Gnoissiennes etc.

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135  (168)   Gounod    Mors et Vita

Up 33. Another Hall of Fame One Hit Wonder.   

Hear it on: Michel Plasson & Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse - Gonoud: Mors et Vita

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136  (145)   Maxwell Davies    Farewell to Stromness

Up 9. In our chart, is Peter Maxwell Davies. 

Hear it on: A Celebration of Scotland, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Edinburgh St Mary's Music School Choir, George MacIlwham

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137   (99)   Badelt    Pirates of the Caribbean


Down 38. Badelt is another One Hit Wonder in the Hall of Fame   

Hear it on: Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Carribean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (Original Soundtrack)

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138  (186)    Mendelssohn    Symphony No.4 ('Italian')

Another climber for Mendelssohn - this one up 48. 4th of his 6 entries this year.   

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert Von Karajan - Mendelssohn: "Scottish" & "Italian" Symphonies

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139  (91)  Ravel    Bolero

Down 48. Lowest ever chart position. Highest of Ravel's 3 entries in 2009.   

Hear it on: Ravel Boléro Boston Symphony Orchesra and Charles Munch

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140    (165)    Barber    Violin Concerto

Up 25. 1st of 2 entries for Barber this year.

Hear it on: André Previn, Gil Shaham & London Symphony Orchestra - Barber: Violin Concerto - Korngold: Violin Concerto 

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141   (235)    MacCunn    Land of the Mountain and the Flood

Up 94. Highest ever chart position for Hamish MacCunn, a One Hit Wonder.

Hear it on: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Wild Music (MMT2059) Hamish McKeich Conductor s

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142      Jenkins    Palladio

Re-entry. 4th of 5 entries for Karl Jenkins this year.


143    (130)    Verdi    La Traviata


Down 13. Lowest position since first appearing in 1997. 2nd of Verdi's 4 entries.   

Hear it on:  Anna Netrebko, Rolando Villazon with Carlo Rizzi & Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: La Traviata (Limited Edition) 

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144  (150)    Beethoven    Egmont Overture


Up 6. 10th of Beethoven's 19 entries this year.

Hear it on: Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert Von Karajan - Beethoven: "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches

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145    (139)  Williams    Saving Private Ryan 

Down 6. 5th of Williams' 6 entries.

Hear it on: John Williams - Saving Private Ryan (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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146    (167)   Elgar    Violin Concerto 


Up 21. 7th of Elgar's 11 entries on the chart this year.

Hear it on: Hilary Hahn, London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Colin Davis Elgar: Violin Concerto; Vaughan Williams: The Lark Ascending

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147    (163)    Vaughan Williams    The Wasps 

Up 16. Highest ever chart position. 6th of Vaughan Williams' 11 entries.

Hear it on: Hallé Orchestra, Henry Goodman & Mark Elder Hallé - Vaughan Williams: The Wasps

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148    (117)    Williams    Star Wars 

Down 31. Lowest position since 2001. 4th of Williams' 6 entries.

Hear it on: John Williams - Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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149    (141) Barry    Dances with Wolves 

Down 8. Highest of Barry's 2 entries.

Hear it on: John Barry - Dances With Wolves (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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150    (250)    Litolff    Concerto Sinfonique No.4 

Up 100, to its highest position since 2001. One Hit Wonder in the Hall of Fame.

Hear it on:  Andrew Litton, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Peter Donohoe - Litolff: Concertos Symphoniques Nos. 2 & 4

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