Show 246 | Pittsburgh, PA

Recorded: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This week, From the Top comes to you from Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where you’ll hear a talented 17-year-old euphonium player perform the music of Simone Mantia and a 16-year-old violinist play the Bartok Second Rhapsody. Also, teenagers from the Philadelphia area perform from Schubert’s monumental “Death and the Maiden” quartet and an unusually dynamic young pianist/composer plays Chopin and an excerpt from one of his own pieces.

Performers and repertoire:

Euphonium player Grant Jameson, 17, from Dublin, OH performs “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms” by Simone Mantia

Violist Daniel Orsen, 17, from Pittsburgh, PA performs IV. Vivace from Sonata in F-minor by Johannes Brahms

Pianist/composer Aleksandr (“Sasha”) Voinov, 14, from Sewickley, PA performs Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 by Frédéric Chopin

Temple University Music Preparatory Honors String Quartet (violinist Amy Semes, 16, from Broomall, PA; violinist Brenden Zak, 14, from Ocean City, NJ; cellist Sangbin “Bihn” Park, 15, from Haverford, PA; and violist Tiffany Laraia, 17, from Sewell, Washington Township, NJ) performs I. Allegro from String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, (“Death and a Maiden”) by Franz Schubert

Violinist Kelly Talim, 16, from Buffalo Grove, IL performs Rhapsody No. 2, BB96a, Sz. 89 by Béla Bartók