Here are the ten posts you liked the most (in terms of page views) this year on Classical Life.

In ascending order:

10. A great moment in commercial music.

9. A list of must-have recordings by a master.

8. A controversy over commenting.

7. A strategy for selling tickets to the opera.

6. An adventure (by the blogger) in period-instrument performance.

5. A fascinating little red dress.

4. But maybe the dress isn’t that fascinating.

3. A definitive list of the greatest notes of all time.

2. Music for drinking.

1. And your favorite post for 2011 was … a charming family photo.

Click again, relive the thrills.

Stay thirsty, my friends.