Classic FM Chart: The Classical Album is back at No.1, while Hans Zimmer drops ten places

29 January 2017, 18:55

Chart 29th January

29th January:29th January: The Classical Album jumps back up to no. 1, while last week's No.1 from Hans Zimmer plummets ten places.

The Classical Album, which has stayed within the top two spots since it re-entered the chart two weeks ago, has returned to No.1. Last week, Hans Zimmer's The Classics entered the chart straight into first place, however in its second week it has dropped a huge ten places to No.11. 

Other highlights from this week's chart include two new entries in the top ten. The new album from Paul Mealor and the University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir, Immortal Memory – A Burns Night Celebration, joined the chart at No.4, while Vasily Petrenko conducting Tchaikovsky: Symphonies 3, 4 & 6 with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra entered the chart at No.6.

There are six re-enteries this week, including albums from mezzo-soprano Joyce Didonato, tenor Jonathan Antoine, composer Max Richter, Alan Menken's score for The Little Mermaid, and Hans Zimmer's collaboration with Lisa Gerrard for Gladiator. 

Elsewhere in the chart, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel's New Year's Concert 2017 has fallen fourteen places from within the top five to No.18, and is overtaken by this week's highest climber, The Lost Songs of St Kilda, which climbed thirteen places.

This
Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 2 THE CLASSICAL ALBUM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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2 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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3 RE IN WAR & PEACE, JOYCE DIDONATO
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4 NEW IMMORTAL MEMORY - A BURNS NIGHT, UNI ABERDEEN CHAMBER CH/MEALOR
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5 5 ROGUE ONE - A STAR WARS STORY - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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6 NEW TCHAIKOVSKY/SYMPHONIES 3 4 & 6, RLPO/PETRENKO
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7 6 BILL TURNBULL'S RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 8 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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9 10 BRUNO TONIOLI: AN ITALIAN ROMANCE, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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10 9 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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11 1 ZIMMER/THE CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 12 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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13 RE BELIEVE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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14 22 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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15 7 STAR WARS - RETURN OF THE JEDI - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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16 29 THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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17 14 GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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18 4 NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2017, VP/DUDAMEL
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19 17 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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20 18 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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21 RE THE BLUE NOTEBOOKS, MAX RICHTER
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22 27 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - TRILOGY - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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23 23 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
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24 RE SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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25 15 STAR WARS - EPISODE 5 - THE EMPIRE, LSO/WILLIAMS
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26 RE THE LITTLE MERMAID - OST, ALAN MENKEN
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27 19 PLANET EARTH 2 - OST, HANS ZIMMER/J SHEA/J KLEBE
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28 26 CLASSIC FM - A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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29 RE GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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30 28 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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