Nielsen Soundscan doesn’t lie, but it can often surprise. The data centre has just tols us that the top-selling classical record in the US over the past seven days is played by a teacher at the Manhattan School of Music.
The album, on the Steinway label, consists of music by a peripheral French composer. It has been promoted on WQXR and on Archiv Music.
The Flatterer sold 278 copies, beating Joyce DiDonato into second place.