We reported a few days ago that German recorded music sales were up 1.5% in the first half of 2013, the first upward swing in ten years.
What few imagined was that a significant proportion of this increase came from a huge spike in classical sales – 10.5%, according to industry monitor, BVMI.
The big contributors are living composers, more even than opera stars. Ludovico Einaudi (pictured) has three current hit albums in the top 20 and Max Richter is hitting hard with his recomposed Vivaldi Four Seasons.
This may be the best classical news so far this year.