Sound bite: Mozart takes out the number one spot for CDs sold in 2016


Even from beyond the grave, this magnificent composer still strikes a chord with modern day listeners.

An anthology of all that he has composed is a 200-CD set that was released late this year, and it has taken top spot from Drake.

How the tally of CD sales work is not how many volumes are sold, but how many individual discs. So with 200 CDs per sale, it’s no surprise he has taken number one in the space of a couple of months.

I wonder if Chopin will be 2017’s top selling album.

For an example of some of his most inspired music, enjoy his Piano Concerto No. 21, performed by soloist Maurizio Pollini.