The Year's Best in Folk and Classical Music

Dec 15, 2010

Host Charity Nebbe discusses the top music releases of the year with Iowa Public Radio hosts Karen Impola and Barney Sherman. On IPR's 'Music Tree', Impola features music rooted in tradition, but spreads out in a variety of modern directions including blues and bluegrass. Sherman is the host on IPR's Classical Music Stream weekdays from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. Sherman offers up the world's greatest music played by the most accomplished and interesting musicians, new and old.Karen Impola's List:1. Tim O'Brien Old Joe - Chicken and Egg2. Grada Louis Collins - Natural Angle3. Annie Gallup - Blacktop Boardwalk - Weather4. Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band - Across the Rolling Hills Legacy5. The Cottars - Seagull - Feast6. Amelia Curran - The Dozens - Hunter, Hunter7. Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin - I Just Want to Love You - It All Comes Back to Love8. Carolina Chocolate Drops - Trouble in Your Mind - Genuine Negro Jig9. Genticorum - La Bibournoise - La Bibournoise10. Claudia Schmidt - Promising Sky - Promising SkyBarney Sherman's List:1. "Bridge of Song" by Finnish composer Veljo Tormis from Baltic Runes2. "Sonata no 14" by Dario Castello from Flights of Fantasy3. "Sonata no. 3" by Beethoven from Beethoven's complete piano sonatas performed by Garrick Ohlsson4. Jose Pablo Moncayo (composer) "Huapango" CD Title is Mi Alma Mexicana (My Mexican Soul) conductor is Alondra de la Parra with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas.5. The second movement from the Violin Concerto by the American composer Jennifer Higdon, played by the great young American violinist Hillary Hahn.6. "Dance of the Reeds" from The Nutcracker, with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.7. The pianist Alexander Melnikov playing music of Dmitri Shostakovich the Fugue in D major from his complete Preludes and Fugues.8. JS Bach: the Prelude from Violin partita #3 , played by the young German violinist, Isabelle Faust.9. Brahms, Intermezzo op. 119 no 3 in C, played by pianist Murray Perahia10. "A furtive tear" from the delightful comedy "The Elixir of Love" by Donizetti, sung by the young Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo.