The Classic FM Chart - 29 March 2015, 5pm

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Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott | The Chopin Project trailer

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And there's another new No.1: 'The Chopin Project' ousts Debbie Wiseman's 'Wolf Hall' after just one week at the top.

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After months during which nothing seemed able to shift André Rieu from the top of the Classic FM Chart, there are changes a-plenty in this week's countdown. The shock news was that last week's brand new No.1 from Debbie Wiseman – the soundtrack to the Tudor TV drama, Wolf Hall – has been pushed back to No.5. 

In its place comes The Chopin Project by Icelandic Broadchurch  composer Olafur Arnalds, teaming up with the acclaimed German-Japanese pianist Alice Sara Ott. Arnalds presents a unique programme of Chopin works which create an emotional arc through the album, while composing linking sections for string quintet, piano and synthesizer based on the atmosphere and motifs of those pieces.

Listen: Broadchurch composer knocks Wolf Hall off top of Classic FM Chart >

A former Album of the Week from the musical French religious community of Taizé also enters the chart this week at No.7.

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Week
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Week
Title & Artist
1 NEW THE CHOPIN PROJECT, OLAFUR ARNALDS/ALICE SARA OTT
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2 6 SOL3 MIO, SOL3 MIO
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3 3 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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4 2 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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5 1 WOLF HALL - OST, DEBBIE WISEMAN
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6 4 THE MAGIC OF, ANDRE RIEU
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7 NEW MUSIC OF UNITY AND PEACE, TAIZE
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8 5 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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9 11 PART/TINTINNABULI, TALLIS SCHOLARS/PHILLIPS
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10 RE-ENTRY AND THE BRIDGE IS LOVE - ENGLISH MUSIC, ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA/LLOYD WEBBER
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11 NEW VIVALDI/L'ESTRO ARMONICO, RACHEL PODGER
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12 NEW CHAMBERS, CHILLY GONZALES
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13 9 FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - THE CLASSICAL ALBUM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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14 16 GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER & LISA GERRARD
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15 12 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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16 8 HOME SWEET HOME, KATHERINE JENKINS
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17 25 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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18 RE-ENTRY THE COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION, SVIATOSLAV RICHTER
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19 15 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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20 10 JOURNEY - HARP TO SOOTHE THE SOUL, CLAIRE JONES
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21 19 NOAH, NOAH STEWART
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22 7 ALFIE/BRING HIM HOME/STORYTELLER, ALFIE BOE
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23 NEW THE COMPLETE CSO RECORDINGS, JEAN MARTINON
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24 RE-ENTRY MOZART/VIOLIN CONCERTOS NOS 1 & 5, VILDE FRANG
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25 17 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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26 30 TENORE, JONATHAN ANTOINE
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27 18 50 CLASSICAL SHADES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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28 RE-ENTRY THE BEST OF , JAMES GALWAY
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29 NEW MERCURY LIVING PRESENCE - VOL.3, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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30 RE-ENTRY BIZET/CARMEN, FRENCH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA/MAAZEL
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