Paavo J‹rvi and Cincinnati Symphony Make Billboard Classical Chart with Rachmaninoff

Classic Arts News   Paavo J‹rvi and Cincinnati Symphony Make Billboard Classical Chart with Rachmaninoff
A new recording of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 by Paavo J‹rvi and the Cincinnati Symphony has arrived on the latest Billboard classical chart. The Telarc release, which also includes an orchestral Scherzo and dances from Rachmaninoff's opera Aleko, makes its debut at no. 24.

No other disc arrived for the first time on the chart this past week, though four titles re-entered: the Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic recording of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring (no. 19), John Adams's recording of his own My Father Knew Charles Ives and The Dharma at Big Sur with the BBC Symphony (no. 20), crossover violinist Andr_ Rieu's The Flying Dutchman (no. 23), and film composer Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrena (no. 25).

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Appassionato continues at no. 1 for the third consecutive week, followed by Sting's John Dowland disc Songs From the Labyrinth, the late Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's recording of her husband's Neruda Songs (at no. 3, up one notch from the previous week), Joshua Bell's Voice of the Violin, Lang Lang's Dragon Songs (a collection of piano music from his native China), and soprano Anna Netrebko's The Russian Album.

Two titles arrived on last week's new Billboard classical crossover chart: Immortalized, a string quartet tribute to the rock band Evanescence (no. 23), and Hear the Angel Voices, a collection of Christmas carols by operatic tenor Carl Tanner (no. 25). Here's to the Heroes by The Ten Tenors returned to the chart at no. 21.

Josh Groban's Awake took the no. 1 spot back from Il Divo's Siempre, which is now at no. 2. Il Divo has two other titles at nos.&nbp;4 and 5, while Andrea Bocelli continues to have discs at nos. 3, 6 and 8.

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