Classic FM Chart: Renée Fleming’s new album Distant Light enters the chart at no. 8

13 January 2017, 18:55

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15th January: Last week’s top re-entries The Classical Album and The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music switch around, at no. 1 and no. 2, and Renée Fleming’s new album is the highest new entry at no. 8.

Last week, The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music and The Classical Album re-entered the chart at no. 1 and no. 2 and this week they have swapped places. Meanwhile, Ludovico Einaudi’s Islands climbs four places to no. 3 and last week’s third-place entry Rogue One falls one place. 

The highlight of this week’s chart is the new album release from Renée Fleming and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, which enters the chart at no. 8. The title Distant Light comes from a poem in a new song cycle dedicated to Renée and this is its world premiere recording: Anders Hillborg’s The Strand Settings. This is Renée Fleming’s first venture into the hypnotic world of Scandinavian music and the album also includes music from Björk as well as Samuel Barber. 

Renée spoke to Classic FM about the release of her latest album and you can find out more here

Elsewhere in the chart, the biggest rise is from John Williams's score for Star Wars - Return of the Jedi jumping from no. 12 to no. 6, and the largest drop is also from John Williams but for his score for Star Wars - A New Hope which drops 12 places. 

Other new entries include the soundtrack to the new film Assassin's Creed and the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert 2017, with re-entries from Lord of the Rings: Trilogy soundtrack from Howard Shore and Olafur Arnalds's Island Songs.

 

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