The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 3 May 2015, 5pm

Ludovico Einaudi's Islands celebrates 200 weeks in the chart by getting to No.1.

There's a new No.1 this week in the Classic FM Chart. Islands by Ludovico Einaudi has the top spot in the same week that it celebrates 200 weeks in the Top 30.

A new recording of the Smetana String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2, played by the Pavel Haas Quartet, is the highest new entry at No.3, and David Garrett's version of the Brahms and Bruch Violin Concertos is another new entry at 14.

Surprisingly, three separate albums of Bach's Cello Suites also enter the chart - two of them performed by Yo-Yo Ma and the other by the great Paul Tortelier.

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Title & Artist
1 3 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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2 2 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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3 NEW SMETANA/STRING QUARTETS 1 & 2, PAVEL HAAS QUARTET
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4 11 WOLF HALL - OST, DEBBIE WISEMAN
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5 5 THE MAGIC OF, ANDRE RIEU
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6 RE-ENTRY "BACH/CELLO SUITES 1, 5 & 6"
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7 6 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 8 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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9 14 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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10 25 THE HOBBIT - BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, HOWARD SHORE
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11 NEW BACH/6 CELLO SUITES, PAUL TORTELIER
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12 9 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS/MACMILLAN/OBOE CONCERTO, BRITTEN SINFONIA/MACMILLAN
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13 1 MONTEVERDI/VESPERS OF 1610, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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14 NEW TIMELESS - BRAHMS & BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTOS, GARRETT/ISRAEL PO/MEHTA
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15 23 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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16 RE-ENTRY BACH/SIX SUITES FOR UNACCOMPANIED CELLO , YO-YO MA
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17 NEW ENGLISH ROYAL FUNERAL MUSIC, VOX LUMINIS/LIONEL MEUNIER
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18 15 VIVALDI/L'ESTRO ARMONICO, RACHEL PODGER
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19 7 THE CHOPIN PROJECT, OLAFUR ARNALDS/ALICE SARA OTT
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20 19 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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21 26 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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22 17 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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23 4 CHAMBERS, CHILLY GONZALES
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24 12 AND THE WALTZ GOES ON, ANDRE RIEU
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25 RE-ENTRY 50 CLASSICAL SHADES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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26 20 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 RE-ENTRY STAR WARS - A NEW HOPE/OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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28 22 JOURNEY - HARP TO SOOTHE THE SOUL, CLAIRE JONES
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29 15 AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE - ENGLISH MUSIC, ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/LLOYD WEBBER
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30 18 INCEPTION - OST, HANS ZIMMER
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