Minnesota Orchestra and Mark O'Connor CDs Debut on Billboard Chart

Classic Arts News   Minnesota Orchestra and Mark O'Connor CDs Debut on Billboard Chart
The latest entry in the Minnesota Orchestra's Beethoven cycle and a two-year-old album from fiddler Mark O'Connor's Appalachia Waltz Trio were among the additions to the Billboard classical chart this week.

O'Connor's live Crossing Bridges, which was released in November 2004 and features cellist Natalie Haas and violist Carol Cook, entered the chart at number 19 as the Appalachia Waltz trio toured the United States. The Minnesota Orchestra's recording of Beethoven's Third and Eighth Symphonies, led by music director Osmo V‹nsk‹, debuted at number 16.

Also new to the chart was cellist Denise Djokic and pianist David Jalbert's Folklore, at number 15.

No Boundaries, the second album from the 5 Browns, remained at number one for the seventh straight week, while Maurizio Pollini's recording of Chopin Noctures remained at number two in its third week on the chart.

On the classical-crossover chart, Andrea Bocelli's Amore continued its long run at number one, with Il Divo's Ancora and Il Divo at number two and number three. The soundtrack to The Da Vinci Code moved up to number four in its second week on the chart.

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