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Top Folk and Classical Music of 2013

Host Charity Nebbe is joined by IPR music host Barney Sherman to talk about the top classical music of 2013, and Karen Impola talks about some of the best folk music of the year.  Listen to some excerpts and a little info about the artist and performances. Scroll down for the full list of selections.

Barney Sherman's top classical music: [NOTE: Barney's complete list of 28 CDs can be found at this link]:

1. Handel: “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato,” performed by the Cologne Chamber Choir and Collegium Cartusianum led by Peter Neumann (Carus 83.395). 

2. Bach: The Six Brandenburg Concertos, performed by the Dunedin Consort led from the harpsichord by John Butt (Linn CKD 430). 

3. Caleb Burhans: Evensong (Canteloupe 21094)

4. Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas, performed by Igor Levit (Sony 88883703872)

5. Joyce DiDonato: ReJoyce! (Erato 5099993412124)

6. Dvorak: Cello Concertos, performed by Steven Isserlis, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra led by Daniel Harding (Hyperion CDA67917)

7.  Francesco da Milano ("Il Divino"), performed by lutenist Paul O'Dette (Harmonia mundi HMU 907557)

8. Maria Schneider: "Winter Morning Walks" sung by Dawn Upshaw, with Schneider leading the Australian Chamber Orchestra  (ArtistShare).

9. Mahler, Symphony no. 5 - Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Ivan Fischer (Channel Classics  34213) -

10. Una Vocis Choral Ensemble, “Adveni”


Karen Impola's top folk music:

1. Anais  Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer - “Riddles Wisely Expounded” from the CD “Child Ballads”

2. Beausoleil with Michael Doucet - “La Douceur” from the CD “From Bamako to Carencro” (instrumental)

3. Cahalen Morrison and Eli West - “A Lady Does Not Often Falter” from the CD “Our Lady of the Tall Trees” 

4. Genticorum - “La Chasse (The Hunt)” from the album “Recorded Live”

5. Stray Birds - “No Part of Nothing” from their self-titled CD

6. The Tillers “Tecumseh on the Battlefield” from the CD “Hand on the Plow”

7. The Deadly Gentlemen - “Working” from the CD “Roll Me, Tumble Me”

8. Dave Van Ronk “Green Green Rocky Road” from the soundtrack to the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis”

9. Childsplay “The Hawk and the Crow” from the CD “As the Crow Flies”

10: Capercaillie “Abu Chiubhl” from the CD “At the Heart of It All”

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Barney Sherman is a Senior Music Producer and Classical Music Host
Karen Impola is the host of IPR's The Folk Tree