NPR’s From the Top : Boston, MA / Show 369
From the famed Isabella Stewert Gardner Museum in Boston, this episode of From the Top is guest hosted by renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz with co-host Michelle Cann. We meet a teenage violinist who talks about the struggle of coping with very high expectations, a 14-year-old pianist flies over the keys while performing Chopin, and for the first time, both hosts of the program perform together with two young musicians for Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time.”
- Guest Host: Leila Josefowicz
Violinist Leila Josefowicz is an international concert and recording artist with a passion for contemporary music.
- Pianist: Michelle Cann
Concert pianist and From the Top alumna Michelle Cann is a young artist with a deep musical commitment to performing a wide range of repertoire throughout the US and to bringing the arts to local communities.
Performers & Repertoire
- I. Allegro from Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring," by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), with Michelle Cann, piano.
- Concertino, Op. 107 for Flute and Piano, by Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944), with Michelle Cann, piano.
- Etude Op. 25, No. 1 and 2 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
- “Toglietemi la vita ancor” by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), with Michelle Cann, piano
- Monday, May 20, 2019
- Monday, June 8, 2020
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Support Provided By
Arthur M Winn and Family
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Boston Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council