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Overwhelming positive response to the release of the Open Goldberg Variations

on Sat, 06/02/2012 - 12:30

In the few days since the recording and score to the Open Goldberg Variations have been released, the internet has been buzzing with excitement, and people around the world have been enjoying the new public domain works that have been given to them. There are now dozens of sites where people can find the downloads, listen to the recording, or procure the score. As such, it will never be possible to know exactly how many people are listening to the work. We do have some statistics from our sites, though, as well as a partial list of articles and reviews that have been written.

Statistics

In the time period between May 27 and June 1 (5 days), the Open Goldberg Variations

  • Were downloaded 63,000 times
  • Generated 240,000 "Listens" online
  • Had 58,000 unique website visitors
  • Resulted in 124,000 website page views

Wikipedia

One of the most exciting new locations for the Open Goldberg Variations is Wikipedia. When people visit the article on the Goldberg Variations, they can now listen to audio examples played by Kimiko Ishizaka.

News coverage

Many prominent news sources and websites wrote about the Open Goldberg Variations.

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