The Limelight Chart – our exclusive chart ranking the top 20 best-selling classical CDs and DVDs according to the monthly sales figures drawn from Australia’s classical specialist stores. Limelight’s specially assembled list is the only chart of its kind in Australia admitting only pure classical releases. We aim to reflect the listening and buying habits of our readers, who are serious about their classical music.

1. Bach: Cello Suites Volume II

ABC Classics 4816472

 The highly anticipated sequel to Australian guitarist Slava Grigoryan’s wildly successful recording of JS Bach’s Cello Suites, Volume II completes the set with Suites 4, 5 and 6. While Suites 4 and 5 can be played in their original keys on the resonant baritone guitar, Grigoryan returns to the standard classical guitar for the final Suite.

2. Williams: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WD RECORDS 8732329

3. Clarke’s Classics

ABC Classics 4828548

4. Bach: Cello Suites Volume 1

ABC Classics 4814553

5. Cello Napoletano

ABC Classics 4816359

6. Songs Without Words

ABC Classics 4815101

7. NOËL! NOËL! Live in Concert

ABC Classics 4816490

8. L’Opéra: Opera Arias

SONY 88985390762

9. Into Silence

ABC CLASSICS 4816295

10. Mozart’s Last Symphonies

ABC CLASSICS 4812880

11. Dolce Duello

DECCA 4832473

12. Veni Domine

DG 4797524

13. Richter: From Sleep

DG 4795258

14. Kats-Chernin: Butterflying

ABC CLASSICS 4812625

15. Schubert: Trout Quintet

DG 4797570

16. Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters

ABC CLASSICS 4814967

17. From Darkness To Light

DECCA 4816562

18. Romanza

DG 4797679

19. Brahms: The Piano Trios

SONY 88985407292

20. Cello At The Opera

ABC CLASSICS 4815098