Hilary Hahn’s In 27 Pieces was the top-selling classical album in the US this past week. It sold all of 341 copies, a new all-time low ( I feel I know half the people who bought it).
In second spot on the Nielsen Soundscan charts is Barenboim’s New Year concert from Vienna. Just 260 sales.
These are shocking stats. There is not much point in making records for so indifferent a market.