The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 20 September 2015

Tenor Jonas Kaufmann storms the Chart, taking the No.1 spot and four other places in the Top 30.

If it's lovely and lyrical, Jonas Kaufmann can belt it out with considerable style, from Schubert to showtunes, and of course glorious Puccini verismo arias which have landed him the No.1 spot in this week's Chart, ousting Max Richter's Sleep after just one week at the top. He's also enjoying an unprecedented position in the UK's Top 30 best-selling albums chart. It's the first Puccini arias album ever to enter the Top 30.

But the German tenor is also new in the Classic FM Chart at No.7 with The Best of Jonas Kaufmann, at No.12 with You Mean the World to Me, and there are three other albums by him riding high in the Chart. Is there no stopping him?

The trailer for Jonas Kaufmann’s performance in cinemas just dropped, and you get to hear it before anyone else >

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Title & Artist
1 NEW NESSUN DORMA - THE PUCCINI ALBUM, JONAS KAUFMANN
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2 1 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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3 6 THE PLATINUM COLLECTION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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4 2 THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC FM HALL OF FAME, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 4 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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6 5 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LONDON PHILHARMONIC/PARRY
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7 RE-ENTRY THE BEST OF JONAS KAUFMANN , JONAS KAUFMANN
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8 9 JS BACH/THE 6 UNACCOMPANIED CELLO SUITES, YO-YO MA
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9 3 CLASSICALLY CHILLED, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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10 RE-ENTRY THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS COLLECTION , BBC CO/WORDSWORTH
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11 21 THE AGE OF PUCCINI, JONAS KAUFMANN
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12 RE-ENTRY YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME , JONAS KAUFMANN
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13 RE-ENTRY HOME, ANOUSHKA SHANKAR
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14 12 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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15 8 CRAIG OGDEN AND FRIENDS, CRAIG OGDEN
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16 7 WILLIAMS/A SEA SYMPHONY, HALLE/MARK ELDER
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17 NEW BIBER/BAROQUE SPLENDOR - MISSA, HESPERION XXI/CONCERT DES NATIONS
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18 NEW AVE MARIA EN PLEIN AIR, TARJA TURUNEN
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19 NEW MUSICA SELECTA - A SEQUENCE BY MANFRED EICHER, ARVO PART
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20 NEW STILL WITH THE MUSIC, KARL JENKINS
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21 NEW HOLST/THE PLANETS, VIENNA PHILHARMONIC/VON KARAJAN
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22 15 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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23 14 STAR WARS - A NEW HOPE OST, LSO/WILLIAMS
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24 RE-ENTRY ROMANTIC ARIAS, KAUFMANN/PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC/ARMILIATO
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25 17 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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26 10 JOYCE & TONY - LIVE AT WIGMORE HALL, JOYCE DIDONATO/ANTONIO PAPPANO
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27 20 THE ARMED MAN - A MASS FOR PEACE, KARL JENKINS
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28 22 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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29 11 RACHMANINOV/VARIATIONS, TRIFONOV/PHILADELPHIA OR
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30 NEW BERG/WELLESZ/LYRIC SUITE/SONNETS, FLEMING/EMERSON STRING QUARTET
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