New York Philharmonic's First Digital Album Tops iTunes Classical Chart

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The first release from the New York Philharmonic though Universal's DG Concerts label was the top selling classical album at Apple's iTunes digital music store as of this afternoon.

The live recording of Mozart's last three symphonies, conducted by music director Lorin Maazel, reached number 36 on the overall album chart in its first few days on the chart, outselling recent albums from the pop musicians Madonna and Gorillaz.

Two live recordings from the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival, also on DG Concerts, were at numbers three and four on the classical album chart today.

The three recordings are the first in a Universal initiative to sell recordings of recent concerts over the Internet. It was launched on the iTunes store, but will eventually be expanded to other digital outlets, including Rhapsody and Napster.


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