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Monday, November 29, 2004

Things on my radar today 

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Via Crooked Timber comes this list of OCLC's top 1000 most popular books owned by their member libraries. It makes for fascinating and very revealing reading. If you break the list down into just musical works on the list, some surprising (and satisfying) things appear - Carmen as high as number 2, the Rite of Spring ahead of West Side Story, Bach's Mass in B Minor and Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Purcell's Dido and Aeneas making the list at all.

There's an early Christmas pressie for Mike Skinner;

and keep an eye out for all of this lot.

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