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Big Apple is big on iTunes

Posted at 12:56 PM on April 28, 2006 by Don Lee

The New York Philharmonic has sold about 2,000 downloads of the first concert itís offered via iTunes, according to the New York business magazine, Crainís. The orchestra launched the initiative late last month. The report says there were another 2,000 downloads of selections from the concert, a February performance of Mozartís last three symphonies.

During the first week after its release, the recording was No. 1 on iTunesí classical chart. Itís since been displaced. Now occupying every spot in the classical top ten is singer Andrea Bocelli.