Sunday 17 May 2009

Edging Towards Five Figures

Well, being somewhat numerical, not many people on ordering Bach's Keyboard Concerto No5, BWV 1056, think, '1056, is that not a 2 to a power....?' 2 4 8 16 32 64 128 256 512 1024, so no, but I knew 56 was in there somewhere. Someone else, can 'chime in' with what 1024 is, one of the violin concertos? Why aren't they chronological? They are useless. Kochel got it right with Mozart. Plus I always think of them as the BMW numbers and have to stop myself saying the wrong thing. The best cataloguing numbers are the WoO numbers for Beethoven. Werke ohne Opus. Numbers for works without numbers and don't get me started on Dvorak 9 or is it 5 and Bruckner's Symphonies 0 and -1 or 0 and 00.

But I digress, for bara brith is approaching 10 to the power 4.

Other people may get to 100 000 or 1 000 000, but this is not a megablog, merely a microblog.

Will the 10 000th visitor be some lonesome expat googling bara brith, the food?
Or someone in search of Stockhausen's Mother?
Or one of the select, merry band of regulars?
We shall see.


Mulier Fortis said...

Maybe it will be me... if so, what do I win??


leutgeb said...

A new rosary in Lourdes.

Surely 10 000 is its own prize...

Mulier Fortis said...

Rats... I think I was 10,003. So close... but no cigar.


How about a prize for advertising??


leutgeb said...

So near and yet so far....