NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 7

Monday, October 11, 2004  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


From the Top’s special highlights episode gathers some of the favorite guest artist moments from the past couple of seasons. Audiences will be transported to the Kennedy Center where star violinist Midori joined three of the young performers to play Haydn’s Gypso Rondo from the Piano Trio in G Major. Edgar Meyer, the man who has single-handedly redefined the double bass for classical music performs one of his own compositions with a young pianist and listeners will hear a mini master class conducted by one of the legends of classical music: the late great Isaac Stern who appeared on the show in the Spring of 2001.

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Jessica Constant, 15, from Bellerose, New York and guest artist Bobby McFerrin perform Allegro Prestissimo from Sonata for Two Cellos by Jean Barriere

Pianist Carolyn Chiang, 17, from Greencastle, IN, and double bassist/composer Edgar Meyer perform “The Great Green Sea Snake” by Edgar Meyer

Cellist Elizabeth Chung, 14, from Schaumberg, IL and pianist Becky Lu, 18, from Lincoln, NE, with guest violinist Midori, perform The Gypsy Rondo from Piano Trio in G Major by Franz Joseph Haydn

Violinist Brittany Sklar, 12, from Garfield, NJ performs Sonata No. 12 in E Minor by Niccolò Paganini and takes a master class with Isaac Stern

Trio Levine (cellist Kacy Clopton, 14, from Clarksville, MD; pianist Christopher Falzone, 14, from Richmond, VA; and violinist Boram Kang, 18, from Silver Spring, MD) performs Three Nocturnes by Ernest Bloch and takes a master class with Menahem Pressler

Pianists John Bayless, Christopher O’Riley, Tanya Gabrielian, 16, from Mountain View, CA and Erin Schreiber, 12, from Elsah, IL perform Leonard Bernstein’s “America” arranged in the style of Beethoven by John Bayless and set for eight hands at two pianos by Lee Blaske

Release Dates

  • Monday, January 16, 2006
  • Monday, July 4, 2005
  • Monday, October 11, 2004

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