NPR’s From the Top: Fairfax, VA / Show 385
This week on NPR’s From the Top, the dynamic Anderson & Roe Piano Duo guest host the second of two episodes recorded in Fairfax, Virginia. Greg and Elizabeth collaborate with young performers on the program, including a thoughtful 17-year-old violinist from Indiana who performs the music of William Grant Still and an extraordinary countertenor from Massachusetts who performs music by Handel.
Behind The Scenes
- Guest Host: Anderson & Roe
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their five critically acclaimed albums have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.
Performers & Repertoire
- "Widmung" by Robert Schumann (1810-1856) arranged by Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
- Viola Concerto, Op 37, II. Allegro giocoso by Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995)
- “Summerland” from Three Visions by William Grant Still (1895-1978)
- "Dove sei, amato bene?" from Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV 19 by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
- In the Hall of the Mountain King, from Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) arranged by Adolf Ruthardt (1849-1934)
- Monday, September 7, 2020
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