Yo-Yo Ma's Albums Lead Billboard Classical Chart

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Yo-Yo Ma continued to dominate Billboard's classical chart this week, with three albums in the top ten spots.

His new album with the Silk Road Ensemble, Silk Road Journeys: Beyond the Horizon, stayed at the chart's top position for the eighth week in a row.

Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone, featuring music by the film composer, moved from number four to number three, and Vivaldi's Cello, featuring the cellist with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, moved from number 11 to number 8.

Obrigado Brazil, featuring Ma playing a range of South American musical styles, such as bossa nova and samba, in addition to classical was at number 17 on the classical-crossover chart. A live version of Obrigado Brazil re-entered the crossover chart at number 25.

The 5 Browns' eponymous album remained at number two on the classical chart. Andr_ Rieu's Tuscany dropped from number three to number six.

Other albums showing significant sales jumps include the San Francisco Symphony recording of Mahler's Ninth Symphony, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, which re-entered the chart at number 14, and Anna Netrebko's Sempre Libera, recorded with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, which jumped from number 26 to number 16.

Elsewhere on the classical-crossover chart, the top three positions remained unchanged, with Il Divo's self-titled album, the soundtrack to Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Josh Groban's Closer in those spots.

Other re-entries on the crossover chart include B_la Fleck and Edgar Meyer's Music for Two at number 20 and Lucia Micarelli's Music From a Farther Room at number 22.

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