Best Posts of the Year
- January: Haydn Adagios, Part 2
- February: all the posts reviewing Hilary Hahn's encore project especially the last one.
- March: Lots of good stuff in March, especially on Sibelius, but I'm going to pick a post about the typology of music, how we categorize stuff called Musical Style and Genre.
- April, lots of possibilities of which I am going to pick a post surveying the String Quartet Since 1900.
- May: one post was on Music and Self-Expression.
- June was the month I really got into Swedish composer Allan Pettersson and his fifteen symphonies. Here I talk about their Stormy Weather and Lyrical Islands.
- In July I put up a post about phrase structure in Baroque, Classical and Modern music called Harmony and Phrase Structure.
- In August, I put up a couple of posts about the Greatest Composers Before Bach (and part 2)
- In September I put up a think piece on how philosophical talk about music sometimes goes astray. The title was Music Utters the Unutterable.
- For October I am going to pick one of my early posts in my Concerto Guide series titled: Origins of the Instrumental Concerto.
- In November I talked about some of the failings of music critics in a piece called Music Writing Then and Now.
- And just a few days ago I did a post on Mozart's wonderful Sinfonia Concertante.
So go have a look. There were lots of other posts this year that you might have missed.
Here is a piece by one of those greatest composers before Bach, Guillaume de Machaut:
UPDATE: The link to "Harmony and Phrase Structure" was incorrect and has been fixed.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah and best wishes for the holidays.