This month’s list of Australia’s top 20 classical music albums.

No Album Catalogue No
1 The Classic 100: Swoon (9CD + DVD)
Music That Makes Your World Stand Still

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ABC Classics 3823217
2 WHITWELL I Was Flying
Saly Whitwell p, Alexandra Oomens s, Kirsten Williams v, Sally Walker f, VOX

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ABC Classics 4811562
3 TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker (DVD)
The Australian Ballet

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ABC Classics 4811562
4 ADAM Giselle (2CD)
Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra/Nicolette Fraillon

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ABC Classics 4811710
5 SOL3 MIO Live in Concert (CD/DVD)
Sol3 Mio
DECCA 4704771
6 SCULTHORPE, DEAN, EDWARDS Island Songs
Amy Dickson sax, Sydney Symphony Orchestra/Northey & Harth-Bedoya

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ABC Classics 4811703
7 PUCCINI Madama Butterfly (DVD)
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Opera Australia
ABC Classics 0762903
8 SCHUBERT Song Cycles (3CD + DVD)
Ian Bostridge t
WARNERS 2564620418
9 ROSSINI William Tell (DVD)
Juan Diego Flórez t, Teatro Comunale di Bologna/Mariotti
DECCA 0743870
10 IN SEARCH OF CHOPIN (DVD)
Phil Grabsky dir
SEVENTH ART SEV182
11 KARAJAN The Complete Opera Recordings (70CD)
Herbert von Karajan
DG 4794640
12 SOKOLOV The Salzburg Recital 2008 (2CD)
Grigory Sokolov p
DECCA 4794342
13 BACH Lutheran Masses Volume 1 (SACD)
Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki

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BIS BIS2081
14 HANDEL Giulio Cesare, Ariodante, Hercules
Les Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski
ELOQUENCE 4794614
15 MONTEVERDI Madrigals Volume 1
Les Arts Florissants/Paul Agnew

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16 KARL BÖHM Late Recordings (23CD)
Various Orchestras/Karl Böhm
DG 4794371
17 BACH The Art Of Fugue
Angela Hewitt p

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HYPERION CDA67980
18 ANGERLA GHEORGHIU Autograph Collection
Angela Gheorghiu s

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WARNERS 2564619047
19 MAX RICHTER Vivaldi Recomposed
Daniel Hope v, Konzerthaus Kammerorchester Berlin/André de Ridder
DG 4792777
20 SCRIABIN The Complete Works (18CD)
Various Artists
DECCA 4788168

The Limelight chart is compiled using sales figures from Australia’s specialist classical music stores.