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As music listeners explore new ways of purchasing and accessing music online, album sales have declined. For this reason, it is becoming harder to compile a credible Top 10 classical album sales chart for New Zealand. 

Instead, the RNZ Concert Chart radio programme will highlight top selling new releases and classic albums from New Zealand and around the world, and dip into the occasional jazz and world music albums as well. 

We appreciate your understanding.

David Houston, RNZ Concert Radio Programmer

Top Album Sales

Released 16 February 2019


Sol3 Mio International Version
Sol3 Mio
(Universal 4704768)

Antonio Vivaldi
Cecilia Bartoli
(Decca 4834475)

Sheku Kanneh-Mason
(Decca 4832948)

In A Strange Land: Elizabethan Composers In Exile
Stile Antico
(Harmonia Mundi Hmm902266)

Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Nigel Kennedy
(Sony 0724355625359)

Rachmaninov,Piano Ctos 3 & 4-
Daniil Trifonov, Philadelphia Orch, Nezet-Seguin
(Deutsche Grammophon 4835335)

Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes, Sonatas
Benjamin Frith, Northern Sinfonia, David Haslam
(Naxos 8506033)

The Celtic Viol: Vol 1
Jordi Savall/Andrew Lawrence King
(Alia Vox Avsa9865)

Te Ku Te Whe
Hirini Melbourne And Richard Nunns
(Rattle 245064)

Shostakovich And Kabalevsky: Cello Sonatas
Steven Isserlis And Olli Mustonen
(Hyperion CDA68239)

Bach Trios
Yo-Yo Ma/Chris Thile/Edgar Meyer
(Nonesuch 75597939200)

An Italian Night: Live From The Waldbuhne Berlin
Jonas Kaufman
(Sony 190758793320)

The 50 Most Essential Pieces Of Classical Music
(X5 7340022328007)

The 50 Greatest Pieces Of Classical Music
David Parry/LPO
(X5 7340027075005)

Beethoven: The Complete Symphony Collection
Josef Krips/LSO
(Countdown 7340027041680)

Playlist for Saturday 16 February, 2019

LUIGI BOCCHERINI: Minuet, from String Quintet in E G275 - London PO/David Parry (X5 105)

FIELD: Piano Concerto No 5 in C, L'Incendie par l'orage (3) - Benjamin Frith (pno), Northern Sinfonia/David Haslam (Naxos 8.55377)

SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Sonata in D minor Op 40 (1) - Steven Isserlis (cello), Olli Mustonen (piano) (Hyperion CDA68239)

DOWLAND: Flow, my tears - Stile Antico (Hyperion HMM902266)

RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18 - Daniil Trifonov (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin (DG 4835335)

VIVALDI: Sol da te, mio dolce amore, from Orlando furioso RV 728 - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Ensemble Matheus/Jean-Christophe Spinosi (Decca 4834475)

VIVALDI: Four Seasons, Autumn (1) - Nigel Kennedy (vln), Members of the Orchestara of Life (Sony 88875076722)

PARRY: Piano Trio No 1 in E minor - Leonore Piano Trio (Hyperion CDA68243)