Leon Fleisher's Two Hands Re-Enters Billboard Classical Chart

Classic Arts News   Leon Fleisher's Two Hands Re-Enters Billboard Classical Chart
Albums by cellist Yo-Yo Ma continued to occupy three spots among Billboard's top ten classical albums this week, while pianist Leon Fleisher's Two Hands, his first two-handed recording in many years, re-entered the chart at number eight.

Ma's Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon, with the Silk Road Ensemble, was at number one for the ninth week; Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone was at number three; and Vivaldi's Cello, with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, was at number 10.

Other re-entries on the chart include the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's America's Choir: Favorite Songs, Hymns, and Anthems at number 10, and Olga Kern's recording of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Sonata at number 20.

The only new entry in the top 25 is The World's Very Best Opera for Kids. . . In English!, at number 22.

On the classical-crossover chart, the top seven positions contained the same recordings that it did last week, with Il Divo, the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Josh Groban in the top three. Re-entries on the chart included String Quartet Tribute to Metallica at number 24.

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