Last week, no classical music was sold in the USA
July 2, 2014 by norman lebrecht
The weekly Nielsen numbers are in and they are even worse than usual.
The top-selling album, with 1,789 sales, is Casey Cresczendo of The Dear (sic) Hunter with a release called Amour and Attrition. It is described as a symphony – and may even be one (we have not yet received a copy) – but its USP is rock musician doing his thing. It’s not classical.
The next two items, selling 253 copies and 173 respectively, are singing nuns.
Below that, peanuts.
A statistician would say that last week, measured by the usual minimal criteria, no classical music was sold in the United States of America.
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