September 22, 2008

Classical TV Boost

MUSICAL reality show Maestro has sparked a Beethoven sales boom.

Eight celebrities, including Jane Asher and David Soul, trained as orchestra conductors in the BBC2 show.

Comedian Sue Perkins beat musician Goldie in the final, during which they conducted part of Beethoven's Fifth.

HMV said they had since seen a three-fold rise in sales of recordings of the symphony.

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