The Classic FM Chart - 5 October 2014, 5pm

Maria Callas shoots straight into the top spot of this week's Chart.

Thirty-seven years after her tragically early death, the legendary soprano Maria Callas is No. 1 in the Classic FM Chart. The anthology Pure features 18 tracks showcasing her most famous roles, including Carmen, Norma, Violetta in La Traviata, Tosca and Mimi in La boheme. It's a brilliant sampler, offering a taste of her particular musical genius.

There's also a new entry for Ludovico Einaudi at No.3 with Stanze, a cycle of 16 atmospheric pieces for harp composed between 1990 and 1992. 

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Week
Last
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Title & Artist
1 NEW PURE, MARIA CALLAS
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2 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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3 NEW STANZE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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4 10 PARIS, ALISON BALSOM
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5 5 HOMECOMING, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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6 4 CLASSIC FM - LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 7 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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8 2 YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME, JONAS KAUFMANN
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9 9 STELLA DI NAPOLI, JOYCE DI DONATO
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10 1 DARE TO DREAM, REBECCA NEWMAN
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11 NEW SCHUMANN/THE SYMPHONIES, SCO/ROBIN TICCIATI
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12 17 BRAHMS/THE SYMPHONIES, GEWANDHAUS OR/CHAILLY
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13 8 SUMMER GUITAR, CRAIG OGDEN
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14 18 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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15 14 VOICE OF THE TURTLE DOVE, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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16 19 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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17 6 SOUND OF STRENGTH, LAURA WRIGHT
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18 24 CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME 2014, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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19 12 BRAVEHEART - OST, LSO/HORNER
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20 20 HIGHLAND SPIRIT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 RE ARANJUEZ, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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22 28 VIVALDI/THE FOUR SEASONS, NIGEL KENNEDY
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23 15 DANCES, BENJAMIN GROSVENOR
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24 25 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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25 27 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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26 22 VOICE OF HOPE, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA
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27 NEW UNDER THE STARS, CHARLIE SIEM
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28 30 HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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29 11 FAURE/REQUIEM , KING'S CC/CLEOBURY
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30 21 EVENTIDE, VOCES8
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