José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti jumped back into this week's Billboard Top Classical chart with their album The Three Tenors Paris 1998, which came in at #15. The album is the only new addition to this week's chart.
The Grammy Awardwinning vocal ensemble Chanticleer were this week's biggest chart mover, with their release Magnificat jumping four places to #8.
The 12 members of the all-male group have released 21 albums since their inception in 1978, including the 1999 Grammy Award winner Colors of Love. Far from being strictly an early-music group, this "orchestra of voices" performs works ranging from early 11th-century polyphony to jazz. The group also has commissioned works from composers Augusta Read Thomas and Jake Haggie.
Tenor sensation Andrea Bocelli holds on to the #1 position with his Sacred Arias. The "Fantasia 2000" soundtrack, by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, follows at #2, with works by Stravinsky, Gershwin and Respighi. The soundtrack also includes the perennial favorite "The Sorcerers' Apprentice" by Paul Dukas. The Appalachian Journey of Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor holds on to the third position.
Making up the top 10 are: Bocelli, Sacred Arias, at #1; Chicago Symphony Orchestra, "Fantasia 2000" soundtrack, at #2; Yo-Yo Ma, Meyer and O'Connor, Appalachian Journey, at #3; Harmony, at #4; Classic Williams, at #5; Beethoven's Adagios, at #6; The Most Relaxing Classical Album in the World, at #7; Chanticleer, Magnificat, at #8; Andrea Rieu, 100 Years of Strauss, at #9; and the San Francisco Symphony, Copland the Populist, at #10.