5 Browns Top Billboard Classical Chart for Seventh Straight Week

Classic Arts News   5 Browns Top Billboard Classical Chart for Seventh Straight Week
The self-titled debut album from the 5 Browns remained at number one on the Billboard classical chart this week. According to the magazine, sales of the CD accelerated in its seventh week at the top of the chart.

The eponymous album by the piano-playing siblings—all of whom attended the Juilliard School—includes such classical favorites as Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Grieg's "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt. Four of the tracks are arranged for five pianos; the others are performed as solos or duets by various combinations of the siblings.

Elsewhere on the chart, Yo-Yo Ma's collection of Ennio Morricone music moved back into the second spot after being displaced by Andr_ Rieu's Tuscany last week. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Choose Something Like a Star jumped from number six to number four, while its Peace Like a River re-entered the chart at number nine after dropping off in February.

Josh Groban's Closer continued its long run atop the classical crossover chart. Movers included violinist Lucia Micarelli's Music From a Farther Room, which jumped from number seven to five.

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