NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 20

Friday, August 10, 2012  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


In this week’s special highlights episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano, violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, cello master Janos Starker, and the great soprano Dawn Upshaw all share the stage with lucky young musicians.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Kyung-Jun Kim, 18, from Rutherford, NJ, performs Violin Sonata, 4th mvt. by John Corigliano

Soprano Dawn Upshaw and flutist Meghan Emigh perform “A Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein

Soprano Dawn Upshaw and baritone Kevin Ray perform “O Waly, Waly” by Benjamin Britten

Cellists Janos Starker and Ana Kim perform Sonata for Two Cellos in C Major, 1st mvt. by Luigi Boccherini

Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performs Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Violinist Zachary Taxin; violist Izia Weyman, 17, from Newton, MA; cellist Jessica Wang,18, from Bedminster, NJ; violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg; and pianist Christopher O’Riley perform Piano Quintet, Op. 44, Scherzo by Robert Schumann

Release Dates

  • Monday, February 10, 2014
  • Monday, October 15, 2012

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