NPR’s From the Top: Highlight Show 33

Monday, September 20, 2021  |  Presented by From the Top


Featuring some of the most exciting performances out of From the Top’s archives, host Peter Dugan brings us From the Top’s 2021 Highlights Program. We hear a powerful performance of the opening movement of Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 Opus 35 by a young pianist from L.A. We then meet a teenage guitarist who fled Iran for religious reasons and credits music for getting him through the toughest times at a refugee camp. We also enjoy a 16-year-old violinist’s showy and charismatic performance of the Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman.


  • Host: Peter Dugan

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 20, 2021
  • Monday, July 18, 2022
  • Monday, September 11, 2023

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