This week’s US best-seller sold under 200 copies
January 9, 2017 by norman lebrecht
There’s a doubly gloomy set of Nielsen Scan statistics this week.
Apart from Il Volo – who are not really classical and shifted 900 units – no classical recording broke 200.
Daniil Trifonov was top, for what it’s worth, with 190.
But what’s really, really depressing is that an appearance on The Late Show by the South African soprano Pretty Yende made hardly any impact on her record sales.
She might as well have gone to bed early that night.
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