Classic FM Chart: Einaudi breaks Max Richter's streak at no. 1

26 February 2017, 18:55

Chart 26th Feb

26th February: Einaudi's album Islands finally breaks from it's three week run at no. 2, to take the top spot from Max Richter.

Max Richter's latest album Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works entered the chart three weeks ago at no. 1. Since then, it has held onto the top spot every week, with close competition from Einaudi and The Classical Album. However, this week Einaudi's Islands broke it's three week curse at no. 2 and switched places with Max Richter to take the no. 1 spot. 

The rest of the top 10 stays mostly the same this week, but includes this week's highest climber - Dustin O'Halloran's score for the award winning film Lion, which rises eight places from no. 15 to no. 7. There is also not a great deal of excitement in the top 20 this week, which just includes plenty of reshuffling. 

Outside the ongoing battle in the top 3, most of this week's chart action takes place in the lower third where there is only one new entry - Elgar: For the Fallen by the Hallé Orchestra and Choir - and six new entries, including Hans Zimmer's score for Inception, Einaudi's Divenire, the soundtrack to The Crown composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, the Planet Earth II soundtrack by Hans Zimmer, as well as Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man and the score for Star Wars: A New Hope by John Williams.

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Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 2 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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2 1 THREE WORLDS - MUSIC FROM WOOLF WORKS, MAX RICHTER
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3 6 CLASSIC FM - A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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4 3 THE CLASSICAL ALBUM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 5 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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6 4 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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7 15 LION - OST, DUSTIN O'HALLORAN & HAUSCHKA
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8 7 ROGUE ONE - A STAR WARS STORY - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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9 13 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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10 11 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - TRILOGY - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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11 9 BELIEVE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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12 8 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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13 10 THE BLUE NOTEBOOKS, MAX RICHTER
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14 17 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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15 18 GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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16 23 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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17 19 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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18 14 BRUNO TONIOLI: AN ITALIAN ROMANCE, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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19 24 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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20 21 ZIMMER/THE CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 28 THE LITTLE MERMAID - OST, ALAN MENKEN
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22 NEW FOR THE FALLEN, HALLE/MARK ELDER
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23 RE INCEPTION - OST, HANS ZIMMER
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24 RE DIVENIRE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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25 12 THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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26 20 RECOMPOSED BY MAX RICHTER/VIVALDI - FOUR, HOPE/KONZERTHAUS CO/RIDDER
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27 RE THE CROWN - SEASON ONE - OST, RUPERT GREGSON-WILLIAMS
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28 RE PLANET EARTH 2 - OST, HANS ZIMMER/J SHEA/J KLEBE
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29 RE THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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30 RE STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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