The Decade in Classical Music

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It was the decade when movie theaters started showing opera, and the LA Philharmonic hired a 28-year-old whose nickname was "The Dude" to run the show. Today, Critics' Week continues with a look at the decade in classical and opera music. Anne Midgette, chief classical music critic of the Washington Post, joins us to share her picks.

Anne Midgette's Classical Albums of the Decade:
1. Mariss Jansons, Shostakovich Symphonies
2. Rene Jacobs, Don Giovanni
3. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Ligeti piano concerto
4. Leon Fleisher, Two Hands
5. Joseph Keilberth, Ring Cycle
6. Bang on a Can, Renegade Heaven
7. John Adams, Dharma at Big Sur/My Father Knew Charles Ives
8. Osmo Vanska & Minnesota Orchestra, Beethoven Symphony cycle
9. Peter Lieberson, Neruda Songs
10. Simone Dinnerstein, Goldberg Variations