The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 19 July 2015, 5pm

Tenor Rolando Villazon makes a welcome return to the Chart singing Mozart, and Sting gets the lute song treatment.

Guitarist Craig Ogden is doing superbly well holding onto the top spot for the fourth week and keeping chart heavyweights Ludovico Einaudi and André Rieu at bay.

Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon is back in the chart at No.13 in a new recording of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio, also featuring Diana Damrau and the conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. It's part of a series of seven proposed Mozart operas, recorded at concert performances given each summer at Baden-Baden. The first two - Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni - have already appeared and the fourth, The Marriage of Figaro, has just been recorded.

Former Hilliard Ensemble tenor John Potter also has a new entry in the chart, performing lute songs by rock musicians alongside 17th century originals and transcriptions of songs by English composers of the early 20th century. Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones has set three Spanish poems, Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks has set poems by Campion, and Sting contributed a song on the death of Robin Hood. The group also performs music by Warlock, Moeran and Finzi, as well as the only known work by the elusive Mr Picforth.

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Title & Artist
1 1 CRAIG OGDEN AND FRIENDS, CRAIG OGDEN
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2 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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3 2 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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4 4 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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5 7 THE GUITAR, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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6 NEW 50 CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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7 6 SIMPLY THE BEST CLASSICAL ANTHEMS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 17 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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9 5 POLYPHONY, POLYPHONY/LAYTON
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10 20 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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11 8 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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12 10 IN CONCERT, PAVAROTTI/DOMINGO/CARRERAS
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13 NEW MOZART/DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, DAMRAU/CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF EUROPE/SEGUIN
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14 16 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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15 11 TENORE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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16 NEW AMORES PASADOS, JOHN POTTER
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17 28 TODD/ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, OPERA HOLLAND PARK
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18 12 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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19 14 JURASSIC WORLD - OST, MICHAEL GIACCHINO
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20 18 THE 50 GREATEST TRACKS, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI
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21 27 LATINO, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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22 NEW THE THREE TENORS - IN CONCERT, PAVAROTTI/DOMINGO/CARRERAS
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23 26 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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24 RE THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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25 15 SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC, JOHN WILLIAMS
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26 9 SUMMER GUITAR, CRAIG OGDEN
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27 NEW CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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28 NEW HOLST/THE PLANETS, LSO/DAVIS
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29 21 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 25 DREAMING, ANDRE RIEU
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