Sketches had 31,000 views in 2012.
There were 260 posts. The archive now contains 863 posts. There were 108 pictures uploaded. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The viewers were in 111 countries. Most are in Canada and the United States. The United Kingdom was not far behind. (The map shows visitor distribution.)
The post that attracted most comments was “To Thine Own Self Be True.” Good Advice? Bad Advice?
The busiest day of the year was August 10 with 264 views – James Joyce, Harbinger of Contemporary Risk Society.
High praise for:
- Michael Gundy: 76 comments
- John Gregory: 58 comments
- Horace Krever: 49 comments
- David Schatzky: 42 comments
- Elisabeth Ecker: 40 comments
If you happen to be no longer in the first flush of youth, you may enjoy an exercise in nostalgia today, on his eightieth birthday, by clicking Glenn Gould – the CBC Legacy, and admire, once again, Glenn’s dazzling performances and originality.
You will be able to hear the cadenza he composed for the first Beethoven piano concerto in the style of a Bach fugue, and witness (hear but not see) his first known achievement, at the age of twenty-five, as a conductor, on this occasion of Mahler’s Second Symphony (a segment of the last movement only) with Maureen Forrester, broadcast on February 20, 1957.
You will also be able to enjoy Zubin Mehta saying to him, fortissimo, “You’re out of your mind, Glenn!” when he repeated that he detested live concert audiences, in an Intertel program produced by Eric Koch and shown on November 8, 1966.
And you will be able to admire the elegant announcer Henri Bergeron, in a dinner jacket, announcing L’heure du Concert – The Concert Hour, in a bilingual program, at a time when the CBC was not yet afraid of being accused of elitism.