Looking back on 2023

Thursday, January 18, 2024

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 2023: The 2024 version is coming!

  2. New Bibliography of Music Anthologies from the Library of Congress by Susan Clermont

  3. Call for Papers: Musical Sources of the 19th Century in Germany: Challenges and Opportunities by Nicole Schwindt

  4. In memoriam Gertraut Haberkamp (29 January 1937 – 5 November 2023)

  5. Musical Anniversaries in 2023 - Here you will find the 2024 version!

  6. Call for Papers: Out of the Box! From Archives to Music History

  7. Anniversary Symposium of RISM Germany

  8. New Edition of Maddalena Casulana’s ‘Primo libro de madrigali a cinque voci’ by Laurie Stras

  9. Tomás Vicente Tosca and the renewal of music in the 18th century by Karen Zacy Benner and John G. Lazos

  10. In Memoriam Harald Heckmann (6 December 1924 – 5 November 2023)

Other stories were still widely read despite being somewhat older, including Joseph Bologne’s “L’Amant Anonyme,”, The Reopening of the Vienna State Opera in 1955, our previous reports on public domain music (see 2022 and 2021), Scott Joplin’s “The Cascades” and the St. Louis World’s Fair, and The New Online Directory of RISM Library Sigla.

Some of our social media highlights were:

We hope that your 2024 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: Brünnhilde, Adolph Edward Weidhaas, photographer, 1936. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Available online (out of copyright).

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