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Alison Balsom records live album 'Légende': recital for trumpet and piano

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Trumpeter Alison Balsom has the highest new entry with her debut recital album.

There's little change in the Top Ten this week but Alison Balsom is the highest new entry at No. 11 with her album Légende. Accompanied by her regular recital pianist Tom Poster, Alison dishes up quality arrangements of two big items from the 'Great American Songbook', Gershwin’s Someone to Watch Over Me, and Jerome Kern’s The Way You Look Tonight, as well as little known works including Jean Françaix’s perky Sonatine, Georges Enescu’s Légende, and Alexander Gaudicke’s Concert Etude. And there’s a charming arrangement of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s Farewell to Stromness.

Last week's Album of the Week, The Queen's 90th Birthday Concert – featuring specially composed music by our Composer-in-Residence Debbie Wiseman – is another new entry at No. 23.

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Title & Artist
1 1 ONE VOICE, ALED JONES
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2 2 CELEBRATION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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3 4 MAGIC OF THE WALTZ, ANDRE RIEU
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4 4 FOR QUEEN & COUNTRY, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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5 7 CINEMA, ANDREA BOCELLI
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6 5 STAR WARS - THE FORCE AWAKENS - OST, JOHN WILLIAMS
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7 8 THE GUITAR MASTER, JOHN WILLIAMS
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8 12 PART/TALLIS/THE DEER'S CRY, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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9 11 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL , LPO/PARRY
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10 9 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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11 NEW LEGENDE, ALISON BALSOM/TOM POSTER
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12 RE 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL BRITISH CLASSICS, PAILLARD CO/PAILLARD/BBC SO
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13 17 ELEMENTS, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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14 NEW LIVE FROM THE LUGANO FESTIVAL 2015, MARTHA ARGERICH & FRIENDS
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15 RE THE GUITAR, MILOS KARADAGLIC
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16 14 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL PIECES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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17 24 SLEEP, MAX RICHTER
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18 19 A YEAR OF SONGS, ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG
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19 RE GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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20 15 SHAKESPEARE IN MUSIC & WORDS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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21 13 STAR WARS TRILOGY, WILLIAMS/SKYWALKER SYMPHONY
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22 6 HOME FIRES - OST, SAMUEL SIM
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23 NEW THE QUEEN'S 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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24 18 OPERA - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, ANDREA BOCELLI
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25 20 ROMAN HOLIDAY, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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26 RE THE CHOPIN PROJECT, OLAFUR ARNALDS/ALICE SARA OTT
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27 23 BATMAN V SUPERMAN - DAWN OF JUSTICE OST, HANS ZIMMER/JUNKIE XL
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28 RE THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION, KATHERINE JENKINS
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29 NEW HANDEL/WHERE'ER YOU WALK, CLAYTON/CLASSICAL OPERA/PAGE
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30 28 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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