MTT's Mahler 7, Mark Padmore's Handel, Kronos Quartet's G‹recki Return to Billboard Classical Chart

Classic Arts News   MTT's Mahler 7, Mark Padmore's Handel, Kronos Quartet's G‹recki Return to Billboard Classical Chart
The San Francisco Symphony's 2005 recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 7, part of the orchestra's complete Mahler symphony cycle recorded in concert under the baton of music director Michael Tilson Thomas, has returned to the Billboard classical chart, landing at no. 6.

As Steals the Morn, an acclaimed disc of Handel arias sung by tenor Mark Padmore which debuted on the classical chart two weeks ago, has also returned to the chart at no. 19. And the Kronos Quartet's new recording of the String Quartet No. 3 by Henryk G‹recki, subtitled ... songs are sung, re-entered the chart at no. 24 following its debut in March.

There were no new arrivals on this week's classical chart.

Veteran rock star Sting's recording of Elizabethan lute songs by John Dowland,Songs from the Labyrinth, remains in the no. 1 position it retook last week; right behind is The Journey and the Labyrinth, the first disc's DVD-CD companion.

"Music for Compline," the new CD by the young vocal ensemble Stile Antico which debuted on the chart last week at no. 2, is now in third place, followed by two longtime chart-toppers: Joshua Bell's Voice of the Violin (no. 4) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Appassionato (no. 5).

On the Billboard classical crossover chart, Josh Groban's Awake is still at no. 1, but Andrea Bocelli's Amore has moved into second place, ahead of the pair of Il Divo albums, Ancora and Siempre, that have been right behind Groban for many a week. Climbing to no. 5, just under the Divo discs, is the soundtrack to the new Edith Piaf biopic La Vie en rose. Showtime!, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Broadway album, has moved back up to no. 6, leaving the other two Andrea Bocelli discs that have been in the top six for months, Under the Desert Sky and Amor, at nos. 7 and 8.

No new titles made the crossover chart this week, but one did return. Immortalized: The String Quartet Tribute to Evanescence made it back onto the chart at no. 22, joining similar string quartet tributes to the rock bands Three Days Grace (no. 19) and Hinder (no. 24).

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