Classic FM Chart: Hans Zimmer's 'The Classics' enters the chart straight at no. 1

22 January 2017, 18:55

Chart 22nd Jan

22nd January: Hans Zimmer's 'The Classics' enters the chart at no. 1; the Vienna Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel jump a staggering twenty-six places to climb inside the top five; plus new entries from David Arnold with his score for 'Sherlock: The Final Problem' and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

The indisputable highlight of this week's chart is the latest release from world-renowned film and television composer, Hans Zimmer. His new album 'The Classics', which features artists such as Lang Lang, Maxim Vengerov, 2CELLOS, Lindsey Stirling, Till Brönner, Amy Dickson and many more, unsurprisingly jumped straight to number one this week.

The rest of the top five remains the same with the addition of the 'New Years Concert 2017' by the Vienna Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, which entered the chart last week at number twenty-six, but has since been featured as Album of the Week for two weeks in a row on Classic FM by John Suchet then David Mellor and has now climbed to number four in the Classic FM Chart.

Elsewhere in the chart there are also new entries from David Arnold with his soundtrack to the latest series of the BBC crime-drama series Sherlock as well as Vasily Petrenko leading the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra with Shostakovich's piano concertos.

This
Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 NEW ZIMMER/THE CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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2 1 THE CLASSICAL ALBUM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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3 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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4 26 NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2017, VP/DUDAMEL
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5 4 ROGUE ONE - A STAR WARS STORY - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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6 5 BILL TURNBULL'S RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 6 STAR WARS - RETURN OF THE JEDI - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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8 2 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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9 7 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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10 9 BRUNO TONIOLI: AN ITALIAN ROMANCE, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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11 13 BACH/CANTATAS 54 82 & 170, DAVIES/ARCANGELO/COHEN
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12 12 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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13 8 BARBER/HILLBORG/BJORK/DISTANT LIGHT, FLEMING/RSPO/ORAMO
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14 14 GAME OF THRONES - SEASON 6 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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15 11 STAR WARS - EPISODE 5 - THE EMPIRE, LSO/WILLIAMS
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16 NEW SHERLOCK SERIES 4 - FINAL PROBLEM - OST, DAVID ARNOLD
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17 19 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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18 24 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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19 16 PLANET EARTH 2 - OST, HANS ZIMMER/J SHEA/J KLEBE
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20 10 ONE VOICE AT CHRISTMAS, ALED JONES
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21 23 YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE - THE COLLECTION, ALFIE BOE
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22 25 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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23 18 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
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24 20 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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25 NEW SHOSTAKOVICH/PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 2, GILTBURG/RLPO/PETRENKO
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26 27 CLASSIC FM - A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 29 THE LORD OF THE RINGS - TRILOGY - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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28 21 STAR WARS - EPISODE 4 - A NEW HOPE - OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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29 15 THE LOST SONGS OF ST KILDA, MORRISON/SFO/MACMILLAN
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30 28 MORRICONE 60, ENNIO MORRICONE
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