2011 in review

The very clever folks at WordPress.com have compiled this lovely report detailing The Cello Companion’s reader and blog statistic for 2011.

Thank you for reading, subscribing, sharing and making this blog a success. I hope 2012 is a fantastic year full of musical inspiration for all of you and I hope this blog continues to inform and entertain. I welcome ideas and suggestions for new posts, so if you have any please post them here!

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 29,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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© D C Cello Studio 2012

Things My Cello Taught Me

1. I am not a world-famous player of concertos or a member of the Berlin Phil. I’ll probably never perform the Dvorak Concerto in front of a rapturous audience or release a definitive recording of the Shostakovich Sonata. But I am a musician and I can be as much of an artist as I choose to be.

2. I love learning, and I’m happy to learn slowly and thoroughly rather than rapidly but erratically.

3. I accept the fact that without an extra finger or string I’ll never play Bach’s 6th Solo Suite.

4. In music there are simple and elegant answers to many of life’s complex and awkward questions.

5. Sitting on my expensive pernambuco bow will definitely break it.

6. Practising artificial harmonics may be considered by one’s spouse as grounds for divorce.

7. My cello treats me precisely as well or badly as I treat her.

© D C Cello Studio