Classical Music Recordings Share Dips

A new study of recording sales in the UK indicates that sales of classical music are falling as a percentage of total music sales. “More than a decade after the heyday of the Three Tenors, the new survey, compiled by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), appears to prove that the public’s brief 1990s flirtation with orchestral music is over. It found that classical CDs accounted for barely one in 20 of all the albums sold in the UK last year – compared to a high of one in 10 in 1990.”