Boston Baroque Recording of Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor Debuts on Billboard Classical Chart

Classic Arts News   Boston Baroque Recording of Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor Debuts on Billboard Classical Chart
Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C minor — a work commissioned in 1816 to commemorate the anniversary of the executions of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette — is the sole new arrival on this week's Billboard classical chart. The new Telarc recording, by Boston Baroque under Martin Pearlman, made its debut at no. 22.

Three other titles returned to the chart this week: Da Pacem and other choral music by Arvo P‹rt, performed by the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir under Paul Hillier (no. 23), a DG compilation entitled Mozart! (no. 24), and Decca's recording of Leoncavallo's opera Pagliacci starring Andrea Bocelli and Ana Mar‹a Mart‹nez (no. 25).

Appassionato, cellist Yo-Yo Ma's latest release, remains at no. 1 for the fourth straight week, followed by Sting's John Dowland disc Songs From the Labyrinth. Joshua Bell's Voice of the Violin moved from fourth to third place, followed by soprano Anna Netrebko's The Russian Album, which rose two notches to no. 4. The late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's recording of her husband's Neruda Songs slipped from no. 3 to no. 5, followed by Lang Lang's Dragon Songs (a collection of piano music from his native China).

There were no new entrants on this week's Billboard classical crossover chart, though Explosive: The Best of Bond, a compilation of tracks by the British string quartet girl group Bond, re-entered the chart at no. 25.

Josh Groban's Awake remains at no. 1 on the crossover chart, still followed by Il Divo's Siempre at no. 2, two discs by blind tenor Andrea Bocelli at nos. 3 and 4, and two more titles by Il Divo at nos. 5 and 6.

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