Show 046 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Sunday, April 22, 2001

On this edition of From the Top, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, you'll meet a piano quintet that includes two Fischoff Competition winners. You'll also meet a quartet of From the Top alumni that includes a commuting pianist who flies to Chicago from Virginia every month for rehearsals thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. Plus, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach plays piano with "Music Minus One."

Performers and repertoire:

The Favrile Quartet (violist Lauren Chipman, 17, from Lake Forest, IL; pianist Christopher Falzone, 15, from Richmond, VA; cellist Deanna Talens, 18, from Appleton WI; and violinist Russ Stewart, 17, from Middleton, WI) performs Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms

Pianists David Allakhverdov, 18, and Weiyin Chen, 17, from New York, NY, perform Variations on a Theme by Paganini by Witold Lutoslawski

Bassoonist Thomas Fleming,16, from Winston-Salem, NC, performs Bassoon Concerto in A Minor, 1st mvt. by Antonio Vivaldi

Host Christopher O'Riley performs Mazurka by Frédéric Chopin

Clarinetist Rachel Easterwood,16, from Anniston, AL, performs  Concerto No. 1 for Clarinet, Op. 73, 3rd mvt. by Carl Maria von Weber

The Versaille Quintet (violist Rosie Armbrust, 17, from Wayne, IL; cellist Anna Burden, 16, from Lake Bluff, IL; violinist Eunice Keem, 17, from Northfield, IL; violinist Karen Kim, 17, from LaCrosse WI; and pianist Stephanie Nilles, 17, from Wheaton, IL) performs Quintet in G minor, Op. 57, Scherzo by Dmitri Shostakovich