On a rainy Independence Day, finding myself in a reflective mood, I looked back at the first published article on these pages. In August 2008 the Intelligencer was born with a placeholder page linking to the “History of Music in Boston” written by John Sullivan Dwight, the founder of the Journal of Music (1862-1881) which was one of the inspirations for the founding of this one. Enjoy the 50 pages [here] and keep track of what has changed and what has stayed the same. Happy reading.
I can also recommend to readers our reprint of the final issue of Dwight’s Journal of Music [here].
On this festive day, as we approach our sixth anniversary, I thank readers (averaging over 3,000 per day) for their comments and encouragement, our 140 writers for producing nearly 3,000 reviews and articles, and our editorial staff for its watchfulness.