The Music Division went to Eleven in 2012

Martha Graham in Lamentation, No. 3. Photograph by Herta Moselsio.

With the help of Elizabeth Fulford Miller, who provided web metrics, In the Muse  looks back at the past year to see our most popular blog posts.

11. 1750: Berlin on the Potomac. A look at Berlin chamber music under Frederick the Great,  the subject of a program in our Spring 2012 lecture series.

10. Our National Anthem. From 2010,  a commemoration of the Act  which declared “The Star Spangled Banner” our national anthem.

9:  Sheet Music of the Week: Titanic Centennial Edition.  Last April we marked the centennial of the Titanic disaster with a look at contemporary musical responses.

8: Sheet Music of the Week: Roses of Picardy Edition, which ties the sheet music collection to the hit television series Downton Abbey.

7. From Wes Anderson to Benjamin Britten, which looks at the music in the film Moonrise Kingdom.

6. Pic of the Week: Graham by Moselsio, a remarkable photographic portrait of the legendary dancer, also celebrated in

5.  Happy Birthday Martha Graham!

4. Sheet Music of the Week: “God Bless America” on Veteran’s Day, a holiday favorite from 2011.

3.  Oliver Smith Collection … on Display!, a 2011 post about the prolific stage designer.

2.  Distinctly America! George Crumb at the Library of Congress, a 2011 post about one of America’s pre-eminent composers. View a webcast with George Crumb in conversation with Bridge Records producer David Starobin here.

1.  Chuck Wayne, Sonny & Solar, the surprising roots of a jazz composition.



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