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Classical Bestseller List

Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:42 am

Does anyone online maintain a classical CD bestseller list without non-classical music leakage or national bias?

Thanks.

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by Steinway » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:47 pm

I don't know of such a list, but it certainly would be on interest to me. :!:

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:55 pm

Okay, how about WITH national bias. :lol:

Gramophone sends me one but it's always British artists. Not that there's anything wrong with that... :mrgreen:

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by Jared » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:56 pm

every month, the BBC Music Magazine do something quite charming. They go around the country, asking for last month's 'Top 10 list' of best sellers from a different independent retailer of new Classical Music. Usually found on page 12, the magazine allows the vendor/ enthusiast the latitude of a sentence or two, to explain why they thought each release had done particularly well.. :D

If you're interested, January 2010's 'Top 3' from the Record Corner in Godalming, surry, were:

1) Karl Jenkins: Stella Natalis (EMI)
2) Vaughan Williams: Piano Concerto (Naxos)
3) Vaughan Williams: Heroic Elegy & Triumphal Epilogue (Dutton)


(they obviously like their RVW in Surrey.. :wink: )

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by Jared » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:57 pm

D wrote:Gramophone sends me one but it's always British artists. Not that there's anything wrong with that... :mrgreen:
exactly!... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by Chalkperson » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:27 pm

Jared wrote:every month, the BBC Music Magazine do something quite charming. They go around the country, asking for last month's 'Top 10 list' of best sellers from a different independent retailer of new Classical Music. Usually found on page 12, the magazine allows the vendor/ enthusiast the latitude of a sentence or two, to explain why they thought each release had done particularly well.. :D
I hate to break it to you BritBoy, but Gramophone has been doing exactly that for about a decade...without the added sentence of course, that's innovation BBC style... :wink:
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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by scytheavatar » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:22 pm

Amazon.com has got a ton of non-classical music leakage, but if you do the filtering yourself mentally you'll get pretty much the best classical bestseller list out there. That's how I discover most of the time what recording to go for.

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by IcedNote » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:55 pm

What do y'all mean by "non-classical music leakage?"

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by D » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:56 pm

Must other than classical showing up on the classical bestseller list.

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by IcedNote » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:19 pm

D wrote:Must other than classical showing up on the classical bestseller list.
Do you mean something like musical theater showing up on the list?

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by scytheavatar » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:48 am

http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/mu ... QW8GR1SD11

There's no way that you can't figure out which ones count as "non-classical music leakage".

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by IcedNote » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:19 am

scytheavatar wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/mu ... QW8GR1SD11

There's no way that you can't figure out which ones count as "non-classical music leakage".
Ha! Well...now that I see the list... :mrgreen:

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by Carnivorous Sheep » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:30 am

scytheavatar wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/mu ... QW8GR1SD11

There's no way that you can't figure out which ones count as "non-classical music leakage".
I shed a tear. :cry:

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Re: Classical Bestseller List

Post by John F » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:12 am

D wrote:Does anyone online maintain a classical CD bestseller list without non-classical music leakage or national bias?

Thanks.
There is no such thing and can't be, I'm afraid. Who would compile it, and how? Over what period? And how to correct for discs etc. that the industry counts as "classical," but we certainly wouldn't - such as Yo-Yo Ma's crossover CD of bluegrass music, "Appalachian Journey," on the Sony Classical label, or Andrea Bocelli singing the likes of "Jingle Bells" and "Here Comes Santa Claus," which heads Amazon's list of its own best-sellers.
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