The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 4 August 2013

In last Sunday's show, we heard the UK premiere airplay of the new album from Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic.

This week's Classic FM Chart show had the UK premiere airplay of the exciting new recording from Sir Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic .

Together they have recorded two of Rachmaninov's masterpieces: Symphonic Dances and The Bells. 

Towards the end of his life, the composer himself said of The Bells 'I worked on this composition with feverish ardour; and it remains of all my works the one I love the most'. Of the Symphonic Dances, written shortly before his death, Rachmaninov said “I don’t know how it happened, it must have been my last spark”.

The album is released on 26 August.

In the chart there were four new entries, the highest of which was the compilation Classical Music for Little Princes which made it to No.8. None of them could shift The Real Classical, though, which has now been at No.1 for five consecutive weeks.
 

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Week
Last
Week
Title & Artist
1 1 THE REAL CLASSICAL, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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2 2 THE INSTANT CLASSIC COLLECTION - 100, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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3 4 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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5 7 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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6 9 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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7 8 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL, LPO/PARRY
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8 NEW CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR LITTLE PRINCES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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9 11 THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY - OST, HOWARD SHORE
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10 NEW THE WOLVERINE - OST, MARCO BELTRAMI
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11 NEW CLASSIC FM - CLASSIC COMMERCIALS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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12 6 IN LOVE WITH MAASTRICHT, ANDRE RIEU
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13 13 RODRIGO - CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ, JOHN WILLIAMS
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14 10 GLADIATOR, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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15 5 MARTYNAS, MARTYNAS
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16 12 MAGIC OF THE MOVIES, ANDRE RIEU & JOHANN STRAUSS OR
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17 RE-ENTRY BULLETS & LULLABIES, JAMES RHODES
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18 17 THE COLLECTION, ANDRE RIEU
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19 14 SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC, JOHN WILLIAMS
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20 16 CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR RELAXATION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 RE-ENTRY SOUND THE TRUMPET - ROYAL MUSIC OF PURCELL & HANDEL, ALISON BALSAM
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22 21 LATINO, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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23 25 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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24 18 CLASSIC ALBUM SELECTION, ANDRE RIEU
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25 RE-ENTRY 100 HITS - CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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26 RE-ENTRY CLASSIC FM - 50 SUMMER CLASSICS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 22 INCEPTION - OST, HANS ZIMMER
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28 27 CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME 2013, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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29 30 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL CLASSICAL, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 NEW GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 - OST, RAMIN DJAWADI
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The Classic FM Chart