Grammy Winner Transmigration Jumps Back Onto Classical Chart

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The New York Philharmonic's recording of John Adams' On the Transmigration of Souls re-entered the Billboard classical chart this week at number six, a week after winning three Grammy Awards.

The Philharmonic's Nonesuch CD of the September 11 memorial piece won Classical Album of the Year, Best Orchestral Performance, and Best Classical Contemporary Composition at the Grammy Awards on February 13. It had previously spent four weeks on the chart, peaking at number three.

The self-titled debut album from the 5 Browns, a collection of classical favorites arranged for multiple pianos, remained at number one for the second week.

Other albums enjoying sales increases included the final album from the vocal group Anonymous 4, The Origin of Fire: Hildegard von Bingen, which moved from number ten to number seven in its second week on the chart. Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's Handel: Arias From Theodora, which had dropped off the chart last week, re-entered at number 11.

The classical crossover chart was virtually unchanged from last week, with Josh Groban's Closer remaining at number one.

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