The Classic FM Chart - Sunday 31 May 2015, 5pm

André Rieu holds on at No.1, but there's a sparkling compilation in hot pursuit of the hot spot.

The King of the Waltz remains at the top of the Classic FM Chart for another week, and last week's highest new entry Poldark has slipped down from No.2 to No.9 in the countdown. 

But there's a new threat emerging from 50 Classical Masterworks 2, a spectacular compilation that raids the extraordinary back catalogue of the Deutsche Grammophon label. So expect some of the very biggest names in classical music history - from Herbert von Karajan and Karl Bohm through to Daniel Barenboim to guitarist Narciso Yepes. Watch out André!

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Title & Artist
1 1 MAGIC OF THE VIOLIN, ANDRE RIEU/JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA
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2 6 THE 50 GREATEST PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, LPO/PARRY
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3 7 ISLANDS - ESSENTIAL EINAUDI, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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4 3 THE TCHAIKOVSKY ALBUM, RLPO/PETRENKO
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5 20 RIEU ROYALE, ANDRE RIEU
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6 4 SERENATA, ALFIE BOE
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7 NEW 50 CLASSICAL MASTERWORKS 2, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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8 5 LOVE IN VENICE, ANDRE RIEU
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9 2 POLDARK - OST, ANNE DUDLEY
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10 23 AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - OST, BRIAN TYLER
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11 NEW LAWES/THE ROYAL CONSORT, PHANTASM/KENNY
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12 NEW MAHLER/SYMPHONY NO.9, BUDAPEST FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA/FISCHER
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13 NEW TIDES, CATRIN FINCH
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14 12 I DON'T LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS!, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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15 15 CLASSIC FM - 50 CLASSICAL CHILLOUT, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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16 11 CLASSICAL VOICES, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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17 22 IN A TIME LAPSE, LUDOVICO EINAUDI
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18 9 FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - OST, CRAIG ARMSTRONG
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19 RE MOZART/HORN CONCERTOS, PYATT/ASIF/MARRINER
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20 RE GRIEG/LYRIC PIECES, STEPHEN HOUGH
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21 16 BEST OF BRITISH, KATHERINE JENKINS
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22 14 MARTHA ARGERICH & FRIENDS - LIVE FROM, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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23 RE BRAVEHEART - OST, LSO/HORNER
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24 NEW FRANZ SCHUBERT, ANDRAS SCHIFF
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25 NEW HANDEL/L'ALLEGRO IL PENSEROSO, GABRIELI CONSORT/MCCREESH
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26 RE 40 MOST BEAUTIFUL ARIAS, VARIOUS ARTISTS
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27 RE VIVALDI/THE FOUR SEASONS, NIGEL KENNEDY
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28 27 MONTEVERDI/VESPERS OF 1610, SIXTEEN/CHRISTOPHERS
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29 RE GLADIATOR - OST, HANS ZIMMER/LISA GERRARD
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30 NEW BIRTWISTLE/ANGEL FIGHTER, WATTS/LSO/ATHERTON
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