Two 10th symphonies boost US classical sales

Two 10th symphonies boost US classical sales


norman lebrecht

August 11, 2015

The numbers are still appallingly low and the general fare low-brow, but the Nielsen Soundscan sales stats show a slight upturn this week, thanks to tenth symphonies by two composers.

Any guesses?

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  • Webster Young says:

    Glad to see Shostakovich’s 10th is helping the scene…that says something good about musical intelligence today.

  • Gaffney Feskoe says:

    Was at Tanglewood last weekend and the shop there wanted $17.95 plus tax for this CD. I passed it by.

    • Dave T says:

      How much was your ticket (for two whole hours of music) at Tanglewood?

    • John Kelly says:

      If I may say so, that was a mistake. I just got it and it is absolutely sensational. Mind you, perhaps you don’t like the repertoire, but if you do, this is as good as you are likely to ever hear. Great sonics too from Symphony Hall. Applause is retained at the end (some may find this annoying).

  • Fred Obelisk says:

    We may be low brow,
    but we has got opposing thumbs.
    Very useful for plucking tissues,
    when our Beloved Jackie sings!