More than 100,000 read Slipped Disc in one day

More than 100,000 read Slipped Disc in one day


norman lebrecht

February 10, 2020

Google Analytics tell us we had 103,218 readers on the site yesterday.

Our own security team confirm that these were real readers, not Russian bots.

What drew them to Slipped Disc on a peaceful Sunday?

Exclusive stories, first with the news, some abrasive readers’ comments and a selection of unheard music.

Slipped Disc keeps on growing.

UPDATE: The next day, Monday, we had 109,955 readers.


  • Elizabeth Owen says:

    Apalling weather here in Britain more likely. No one went out unless they had to!

    • Gustavo says:

      Same over here in Europe.

    • SVM says:

      I went to Richard Goode’s recital at the Wigmore on Sunday night. There were a number of empty seats (including half of the row in front of mine), but the overall turnout was still very high (at a guess, somewhere in the 80%–95% region), despite the weather and consequent disruption to public transport (on my route into London, a lot of trains had been cancelled, but, having set off very early, I still made it in plenty of time). There were even people enquiring about returns (the recital had, of course, sold out, so most of the empty seats are probably attributable to the extreme weather).

      I suppose hearing Richard Goode live counts as an instance of venturing out because I “had to”… it was certainly worth the effort. In particular, Goode’s Debussy was magical.

  • Charles Clark-Maxwell says:

    The cut and thrust of finely honed arguments

  • steve says:

    Congratulations! Who says classical music is dead!

  • Joe says:

    First with the news, thanks to Norman’s indefatigable spirit! And we get comments here from all sorts, which is sometimes maddening but often entertaining, as well.

  • And that without article about Miss Wang! Congratulation!

  • Craig horst says:

    Congratulations to slip disc. It’s my go-to for reading in my spare time to find things of interest that I would have otherwise been unaware of.

  • Rosana Martins says:

    Congratulations and thanks for so many interesting news.

  • Michael Emmerson says:

    Blue skies and sunshine here in Mexico but Slipped Disc is still essential reading (except for the mean-spirited and “abrasive readers’ comments” which we could do without)

  • Anthony M. Gigliotti says:

    Thank you, Norman, for all of your hard work.