Two 10th symphonies boost US classical sales

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?

philip glass

His.

nelsons-shostakovich

And his.

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

    • 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).

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

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