The Deutsche Grammophon release is followed by No Boundaries by the piano-playing siblings The 5 Browns (who have another disc at no. 11 for the year), The Flying Dutchman by Dutch crossover violinist Andr_ Rieu (who has two other titles in the year's top 10), Joshua Bell's collection Voice of the Violin, and Ren_e Fleming's Sacred Songs.
Opera Proibita, Cecilia Bartoli's CD of arias from 18th-century Italian oratorio, is at no. 8 on the 2006 classical chart, followed by two releases from Yo-Yo Ma: a disc of music by the renowned film composer Ennio Morricone and Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon, the latest disc from the cellist's Silk Road Project.
Billboard's 2006 list of top-selling classical artists follows the list of best-selling albums fairly closely, with Sting, Rieu, The 5 Browns, Bell, Fleming, Ma and Bartoli occupying the top seven spots.