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The Year in Classical Music

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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Rounding out critics's week, Soundcheck's survey of the best of 2006 in music, we're joined by Anne Midgette. The New York Times contributor will review the year in classical music and opera. Also: the WORST of 2006 with Nathan Rabin of The Onion. Finally: The Cool Side of Yuletide: The WNYC Young People's Radio Chorus treats us to some classical and brand-new holiday songs…
Critics' Week 2006

The Year 2006 in Classical Music

Anne Midgette, a contributor to the New York Times, reviews the year in classical music and opera.

Anne Midgette's 2006 Picks:

Berio: Sequenzas, Solo Works -- Various artists (Mode; four CDs)
Shostakovich: Symphonies (15) -- Various orchestras and soloists, conducted by Mariss Jansons ...


The Worst of 2006

Nathan Rabin of The Onion reviews the most overrated, overexposed and otherwise least essential albums of 2006.

Nathan Rabin's Least Essential Albums of 2006

1. John Corbett, John Corbett (Funbone)
2. Nuttin’ But Stringz, Struggle From The Subway To The Charts (Koch)


WNYC's Young People's Radio Chorus live

WNYC's Young People's Radio Chorus performs live music of the holiday season.


John Schaefer's Best of 2006 Albums

John Schaefer chooses the best of the best of 2006.


crowd at a concert - Soundcheck Critic's Week

Critics' Week 2006: Your Choices

See what fellow listeners enjoyed the most in 2006.