WCRB's 2018 CD of the Week (of the Year!)

First things first: this is not a "Top Ten" list. All of our CDs of the Week are Top Ten-worthy, so instead, we asked our staff an even harder question: which CD of the Week was your number one favorite this year?

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George Henry Durrie – Winter Scene in New England
George Henry Durrie [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Throughout December, make WCRB your home for festive cheer, in musical form!


WCRB's 2018 In Concert of the Year!

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With so many incredible concerts happening in Boston each week, it's impossible for any one person to attend them all. WCRB In Concert brings the concert hall to you -- and now, at the end of 2018, we're looking back at our favorite episodes of the year. They're all available on demand -- so take a listen!

Another link roundup for the books! Featuring our very own #CDOTWOTY bracket, an off-the-charts cool string quartet, and, yep, Hildegard von Snowman. 

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In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020.

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

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This Week's CD of the Week

The Spirit of Christmas, from Centuries Past

Dec 13, 2018
Harry Christophers
Marco Borggreve

The Sixteen's new album “A Renaissance Christmas” captures the haunting sound of human voices rising up like the arches of great buildings, whispering the loving message of Christmas – and it’s WCRB’s CD of the Week.

In Concert captures the best performances by the world's best performers, from concerts in and around the Boston area. Airs Sundays at 7pm.
"Voices" is an exploration of all kinds of vocal music, from opera favorites and rarities to major choral works and song cycles. Airs Sundays at 9pm.
Hear The Bach Hour Sundays at 6am, Mondays from midnight-2am, and on demand for two weeks after broadcast.