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November 25 , 2004

GURDJIEFF / TSABROPOULOS DISC
STORMS AMERICAN CHARTS!


In the wake of a successful U.S. tour by cellist Anja Lechner and pianist Vassilis Tsabropoulos, “Chants Hymns and Dances”, their new CD, featuring arrangements of Gurdjieff’s compositions and pieces by Tsabropoulos based upon Byzantine chant, has shot into the American charts!

The disc has entered the Billboard Classical Chart at Number 15, and debuted on the Amazon overall charts at Number 5, in the neighbourhood of rock acts like U2 and Rod Stewart. On the Amazon Classical Chart it is currently at Number 1.

In addition to the duo’s live performances, a catalyst for this astonishing success seems to have been a National Public Radio review of the music in a programme also incorporating an interview with Lechner and Tsabropolous by Robert Siegel. The broadcast clearly captured the attention of the listening audience, and since then demand for the album has been high throughout America.