The Classic FM Chart - 14 September 2014, 5pm

Stunning vocal acrobatics give Joyce di Donato the highest new entry at No. 3

There's a bit of a pas de deux going on at the top of the chart as Ludovico Einaudi and Craig Ogden trade places once again.

The highest new entry this week though is a stunning new album from the soprano Joyce di Donato. It's a collection of brilliantly sung bel canto masterpieces from Italian opera that show off the singer's extraordinary technical skill and beauty of voice.

Listen out for some little heard masterpieces from the usual suspects - Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini - as well as revelatory works from lesser-known composers.

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Title & Artist
1 2 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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2 1 SUMMER GUITAR, CRAIG OGDEN
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3 NEW STELLA DI NAPOLI, JOYCE DI DONATO
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4 3 HOMECOMING, NICOLA BENEDETTI
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5 4 CLASSIC FM - LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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6 5 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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7 8 DANCES, BENJAMIN GROSVENOR
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8 29 VIVALDI/THE FOUR SEASONS, NIGEL KENNEDY
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9 RE VOICE OF THE TURTLE DOVE, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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10 NEW BYRD/THE THREE MASSES, WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL CHOIR/BAKER
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11 7 HIGHLAND SPIRIT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 NEW HANDEL/ARIAS, COOTE/ENGLISH CONCERT/BICKET
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13 10 CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME 2014, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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14 11 VOICE OF HOPE, PUMEZA MATSHIKIZA
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15 17 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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16 9 BRAVEHEART - OST, LSO/HORNER
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17 14 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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18 13 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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19 RE CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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20 NEW BAX/FOUR ORCHESTRAL PIECES, DUKES/BBC PO/DAVIES
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21 NEW SAINT-SAENS/CELLO CONCERTO NO.1, CLEIN/BBC SSO/MANZE
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22 18 SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC, JOHN WILLIAMS
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23 22 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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24 6 PIANO REFLECTIONS, JI LIU
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25 19 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 - OST, JOHN POWELL
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26 20 BUTTERWORTH/SONGS FROM A SHROPSHIRE LAD, WILLIAMS/BURNSIDE
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27 NEW HOWELLS/STABAT MATER, BACH CHOIR/BOURNEMOUTH SO/HILL
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28 RE PUTTNAM PLAYS PUTTNAM - CLASSIC FILM MUSIC, SACHA PUTTNAM
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29 RE DREAMING, ANDRE RIEU
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30 NEW ESCAPE TO PARADISE - THE HOLLYWOOD ALBUM, DANIEL HOPE
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