Looking Back on 2018

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Before we get too far into 2019, let’s take a look at our most popular stories on our blog that we published in 2018. In case you missed some of these discoveries and developments in the world of musical sources, here’s your chance to catch up!


  1. Musical Anniversaries in 2018: We are happy this is useful! Here is the 2019 edition.

  2. The Music Printing History Online Museum

  3. Bach Family Autographs Online

  4. Lili Boulanger (21 August 1893–15 March 1918) by Anya Holland-Barry

  5. “Mein Herz ist viel zu schwach” – A Newly Discovered Aria by Georg Philipp Telemann by Helmut Lauterwasser

  6. RISM’s B/III (The Theory of Music) Now a Database by Christian Meyer

  7. Telemann digital by Ann Kersting-Meuleman

  8. New FONCA-RISM project in Mexico City | FONCA-RISM: Nuevo Proyecto en la Ciudad de México by John Lazos

  9. Exhibit in the Bavarian State Library on Historic Tablatures

  10. RISM—500 Years Ago

But in 2018—as in years past—the post more often read than any other story, from any year, was Listen to the world’s oldest piano from 2014.

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We would like to thank our readers and supporters throughout the year for your contributions, opinions, tips, hard work, and discoveries!

Image: Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “A happy New Year.” New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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