'It's only getting bigger': Inside the booming classical scene and 2019 Proms

James Hanley

The Classic BRITs might have taken a fallow year, but the genre it celebrates is in the midst of an Indian summer.

Classical was the fastest-growing genre in 2018, with sales and streams up 10.2% on the previous 12 months, according to the BPI. The genre outperformed the overall 5.7% rise in UK music consumption in the period, while those all-important streams rocketed by 42%.

The good news doesn’t end there: Andrea Bocelli scored a No.1 album, Michael Ball & ...

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