Monday, February 26, 2024

CLASSICAL CHARTZ | For The Week Of February 11, 2024

Take pleasure in new music with our classical music chart for this week. Our weekly alternatives are based mostly on gross sales numbers and easily what albums we love and suppose you NEED to listen to.

For the whole high 20, tune into Classical Chartz with the New Classical FM’s Mark Wigmore each Saturday from 3-5 p.m.

The Vienna Phil and Andre Rieu have a lock on Nos. 1 and a couple of this week, with no change from final week. Anne Sophie-Mutter’s Virtuosi additionally holds the road at No. 4. Aled Jones and his One Voice — Full Circle make a leap from No. 8 to three, one of many greatest jumps within the High Ten.

Even larger, although, is the rise of Cédric Tiberghien’s Beethoven: Full Variations for Piano, Vol. 2, which climbs from No. 15 into the High Ten at place No. 8. The French pianist’s double album consists of various works and composers alongside Beethoven in what can solely be known as a radical examination of the musical variation. The entire checklist: Beethoven’s 21 Variations in C Minor; Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck’s 6 Variations on “Mein junges Leben hat ein Finish”; Beethoven’s 24 Variations on “Venni amore”; J.S. Bach’s Aria variata alla Maier italiana & his Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D Minor; Beethoven’s 5 Variations on “Rule, Britannia!”; Morton Feldman’s Final Items; Beethoven’s 6 Variations in G Main; 7 Haiku by John Cage; Beethoven’s 9 Variations on a March by Ernst Christoph Dressler; George Crumb’s Processional; Beethoven’s 12 Variations on “Menuet a la Vigano”; John Cage’s Panorama; Beethoven’s 7 Variations on “God Save the King”. Launched on the Harmonia Mundi label, the 2-disc set presents greater than 100 tracks, and a couple of hours and 34 minutes of musical variations.

Simply launched this month, and model new not solely to the High Ten however the High 20 is Daniel Hope and Dance! The recording by Hope and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra of which he’s the Musical Director attracts from the historical past of Western dance music, starting with medieval occasions and persevering with to the twentieth century. The repertoire explored presents a double album (greater than 2 hours) value of music, and a listing of composers that features Purcell, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Offenbach, Worth, Bartók, Piazzolla and extra. Stylistically, the music ranges from Baroque opera to tango and swing, klezmer and ballet, amongst others.

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