Birthday boy deposes monks as America’s classical best-seller

After months – it seems an eternity – of droning monks and nuns at the top of the Nielsen Soundscan sales charts, a masterpiece has finally broken through.

Must be someone’s birthday week.

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Also riding high are Helene Grimaud’s Brahms concertos (DG), Jeremy Denk’s Gldberg Variations (Warner) and Philadelphia’s Rite of Spring (DG)

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  • So what does that mean these days, being a classical best-seller? Roughly how many copies are we talking about?

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