Highlight Show 6

Monday, October 13, 2003  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


From the Top combs the archives for a special highlights edition that features outstanding teenage pianists from past episodes. You’ll hear a set of preludes by American composer Robert Muzcinski performed by a fabulous 13-year-old, and we’ll give one of the talented young pianists on today’s program a chance to live out a future career fantasy in a round of our game “Maestro Makeover.”

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist Adam Birdsall, 13, from Roseville, MN, performs Six Preludes by Robert Muczynski

Pianist Erin Chong, 17, from Walnut Creek, CA, performs Sonata No. 1 in F Minor by Sergei Prokofiev

Pianist Charlie Albright, 13, from Centralia, WA, performs Toccata by Gian Carlo Menotti

Pianist Adam Jaffe, 17, from Atlanta, GA, performs Sonata, Op. 31 No. 3, Scherzo: Allegretto Vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Pianist Vincent Yu, 11, from Longmeadow, MA, performs “The Cat and the Mouse” by Aaron Copland

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 2, 2004
  • Monday, October 13, 2003

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