Looking back on 2022

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

As in past years, we are using the beginning of a new year to take stock of the previous year and share what was most popular with our website readers. These are the year’s blog posts that were read the most often, according to our website statistics:

  1. The Musical Public Domain in 2022: The 2023 version is coming!
  2. Musician Anniversaries in 2022: Here is the 2023 edition, in case you missed it.
  3. 200 Years of Print History: RISM B/I Now Entirely in the RISM Catalog
  4. Franz Liszt digital
  5. Chopin Heritage in Open Access by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute
  6. Embedded in a Worldwide Network: Projects of the Ukrainian RISM Working Group
  7. “New” Keyboard Music by William Babell featuring the work of Andrew Woolley
  8. A concerto for a “trombone god”—finally, Ferdinand David’s Concertino op. 4 in Henle Urtext by Dominik Rahmer
  9. First Recording of a Rebay Sonata for Guitar by Luiz Mantovani at Stift Heiligenkreuz by P. MMag. Roman Nägele OCist
  10. Autograph Manuscript of Luigi Cherubini’s ‘Cours de contrepoint et de fugue’ Discovered by Maxime Margollé

Other stories were still widely read despite being somewhat older, including Joseph Bologne’s “L’Amant Anonyme,”, Scott Joplin’s “The Cascades” and the St. Louis World’s Fair, The Musical Public Domain in 2021, Listen to the world’s oldest piano, Elizaveta, Elisabeth, and Elizabeth, and The Reopening of the Vienna State Opera in 1955. Some of our social media highlights were:

We hope that your 2023 is full of health, happiness, and music. If you have news of your own that would be of interest to the RISM community, please do share it with us.

Image: Postcard, “A happy New Year,” 1903. The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. The New York Public Library Digital Collections. Public domain.

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