Joshua Bell’s stunt worked wonders on his CD salesmain
Playing in Union Station with network TV coverage made Joshua Bell’s Bach release the top-selling US classical release of the week, according to Nielsen Soundscan stats.
It sold 1,700 copies, exactly the same number as a surprise riser, John Luther Adams’ Become Ocean from the Seattle Symphony Orch (with some help from NPR). Lang Lang’s Mozart album comes in third with 594. Anne Akiko Meyers is 4th with 496.
Are classical sales finally starting to pick up a little?