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  • The Year 2003 in Rock and Pop December 31, 2003

    Critics Week, Soundcheck's week long review of the musical and cultural trends of 2003, continues with Anthony DeCurtis, a contributing editor at Rolling Stone. DeCurtis. DeCurtis, wh... (episode)

  • The Year 2003 in World Music and Jazz December 30, 2003

    Critics Week, Soundcheck's review of the musical milestones and cultural trends of 2003, continues as host John Schaefer is joined by Larry Blumenfeld, editor at large of Jazziz magaz... (episode)

  • The Year 2003 in Classical Music and Opera December 29, 2003

    The year 2003 in music was full of twists and turns, and so all this week on Soundcheck, some of New York's leading music journalists and critics will stop by to help make sense of it... (episode)

  • The Glory of Gospel December 26, 2003

    A pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound, the Dixie Hummingbirds are among the longest-lived and most successful groups of the past century. Although... (episode)

  • X-Mas Marks the Spot December 25, 2003

    Today on Soundcheck, Christmas music to stir the soul. John Schaefer hosts an hour devoted to live performances of Christmas music - from classical carols, to soul-filled gospel, to e... (episode)

  • Renee Fleming Sings Jazz Standards December 24, 2003

    Renee Fleming is among the world’s leading operatic sopranos, yet has also maintained a career-long interest in jazz. On this special Christmas Eve show, Fleming is joined in the WNYC... (episode)

  • Composer Seeking Patron December 23, 2003

    Beethoven had the Archduke of Austria underwrite his music. Mozart was hired by an Austrian count. But who supports new music today? We set out for some answers in a conversation with... (episode)

  • Seriously Funny December 22, 2003

    It is a truism that the classical-music world takes itself seriously -- perhaps too seriously at times. But there is also a knack for self-effacing humor in classical circles, and com... (episode)

  • Rebel Music December 19, 2003

    At a time when critics accuse the music industry of being apolitical, Soundcheck today features two artists with a strong socially conscious bent. Politically minded soul artist Micha... (episode)

  • Going for Baroque December 18, 2003

    Today on Soundcheck, a look at the state of New York's early-music scene, with some of the leading presenters and performers of music from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Conductor... (episode)