The Classic FM Chart - 13 April 2014

Of seven new entries, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic storm into the chart at No. 3 with Shostakovich.

Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO - Classic FM's orchestra in North-West England - have the highest of this week's seven new entries in the Chart -  with Shostakovich 's Symphony No. 14. 

The composer originally intended to write an oratorio and set 11 poems on the theme of mortality, and in particular early or unjust death, for two solo singers accompanied by strings and percussion. He described it as 'a fight for the liberation of humanity... a great protest against death, a reminder to live one's life honestly, decently, nobly...'  

Also entering the Chart at No. 6 is a reconstruction of how Mozart 's Requiem would have sounded at its first performance, played by the Dunedin Consort.

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1 1 THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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2 2 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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3 NEW SHOSTAKOVICH/SYMPHONY NO.14, RLPO/PETRENKO
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4 3 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 4 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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6 NEW MOZART/REQUIEM, DUNEDIN CONSORT/BUTT
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7 7 THE INSTANT CLASSICAL COLLECTION - 100 ESSENTIAL CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 10 50 BATHTIME CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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9 6 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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10 NEW DOWLAND/THE ART OF MELANCHOLY, DAVIES/DUNFORD
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11 9 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 8 ARANJUEZ, KARADAGLIC/LPO/NEZET-SEGUIN
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13 5 ANGEL, PATRICK HAWES
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14 22 PIANO REFLECTIONS, JI LIU
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15 17 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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16 14 EVENTIDE, VOCES8
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17 11 MOZART/PIANO CONCERTOS NOS. 20 & 25, ARGERICH/ORCHESTRE MOZART/ABBADO
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18 NEW THE ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE - OST, BRAD DERRICK
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19 13 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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20 NEW BEETHOVEN/THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS, BELCEA QUARTET
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21 NEW THE MAGIC OF OPERA, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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22 29 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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23 23 SIBELIUS/VIOLIN CONCERTO, PIKE/BERGEN PO/DAVIS
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24 26 100 HITS - RELAXING CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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25 21 THE HOBBIT - THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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26 19 SCHUBERT/WINTERREISE, JONAS KAUFMANN
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27 16 THE COLLECTION, ANDRE RIEU
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28 NEW THE ROMANTIC VIOLIN CONCERTO - VOL.15, UGORSKI/BBC SSO/DWORZYNSKI
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29 24 100 HITS - CLASSICAL GREATS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 12 CHOPIN/PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 2, INGRID FLITER
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