The Classic FM Chart - 22 November 2015: André Rieu takes the top spot

André Rieu has gone straight to the top of the Classic FM Chart with his new album, Roman Holiday.

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Rieu knocked Classic FM presenter and comedian Alexander Armstrong off number 1. Armstrong took no.1 last week with his debut album A Year of Songs, but falls back to no.2 this week. There are also new entries for the Monteverdi Choir's Bach Mass in B Minor and Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood , narrated by Alice Cooper. 

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See this week's top 30 below:  

This
Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 NEW ROMAN HOLIDAY, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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2 1 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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3 2 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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4 3 THE DARCEY BUSSELL BALLET COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 23 BEST OF CHRISTMAS, ANDRE RIEU
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6 4 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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7 6 CHRISTMAS CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 7 CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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9 8 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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10 5 SPECTRE - OST, THOMAS NEWMAN
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11 RE-ENTRY LATEST & GREATEST - CLASSICAL STARS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 9 THE CHOIR - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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13 RE-ENTRY THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM, LIBERA/ROBERT PRIZEMAN
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14 12 NESSUN DORMA - THE PUCCINI ALBUM, JONAS KAUFMANN
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15 13 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LONDON PHILHARMONIC/PARRY
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16 RE-ENTRY CHOPIN/TCHAIKOVSKY/IN PARIS, LANG LANG
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17 11 DECEMBER LIGHTS, ANDRE RIEU
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18 17 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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19 15 THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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20 RE-ENTRY LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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21 RE-ENTRY CAROLS FROM KING'S COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE, KING'S COLLEGE CHOIR/WILLCOCKS
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22 14 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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23 NEW BACH/MASS IN B MINOR, MONTEVERDI CH/GARDINER
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24 10 JS BACH/VIOLIN CONCERTOS, IBRAGIMOVA/ARCANGELO/COHEN
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25 19 CANTATE DOMINO - LA CAPELLA SISTINA, SISTINE CHAPEL CHOIR/PALOMBELLA
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26 22 VIVALDI/THE NEW FOUR SEASONS, NIGEL KENNEDY
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27 27 PIANO ENCORES, JI LIU
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28 16 THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY - PIANO CONCERTOS 1-5, ANDSNES/MAHLER CO
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29 17 RUTTER/GIFT OF LIFE, CAMBRIDGE SINGERS/RPO/RUTTER
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30 NEW PETER AND THE WOLF IN HOLLYWOOD, COOPER/NYO OF GERMANY/SHELLEY
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