The classical Black Friday results are in

The top selling classical albums in the US last week were (according to Nielsen Soundscan):

1 Christmas at Downton (Warner)    6610 units

2 Ultimate Bocelli (Decca)                   3740

3 Andre Rieu (Decca)                             1736

4 Glass piano etudes (OMM)                 937


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5 C’mas in Harvard Square (Decca)    832

6 Trio Medieval (ECM)                               820

7 Joshua Bell (Sony)                                 284


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  • One issue is marketing: just getting out the news that there is a new release.

    I consider myself a bit of a fan of Trio Mediaeval, but until today’s posting I had no idea that they had a new album out. And I follow music websites and Amazon a lot more than the average person. In the prior century, I would have seen copies of the album in the bins at my favorite CD stores, but now…

  • …and not a mention of The Wexford Carols – one of the most ambitious and original Christmas CDs on the market this Christmas.

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