NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Boston, Massachusetts / Show 356
Recorded live on stage during From the Top’s Annual Gala in Boston, this episode features incredible young musicians and a special appearance by NPR’s All Things Considered Emeritus Host Robert Siegel. We hear a soprano sing a beautifully ethereal piece by Debussy, a teenage violinist shares how his love of hip-hop inspires him to communicate the power of music to his audiences, and a 10-year-old pianist from Missouri performs an exquisite piece by Chopin.
Performers & Repertoire
- "Ragtime alla Turca" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and Greg Anderson (b. 1981), arranged for four hands on one piano by Emma Taggart
- I. Allegro con fuoco from Violin Sonata, FP 119 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- IV. Paysages belges. Chevaux de bois and V. Aquarelles I. Green from “Ariettes oubliées" by Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Nocturne in F sharp Major Op. 15, No. 2 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
- IV. Allegretto poco mosso from Violin Sonata by César Franck (1822-1890) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Alice Ivy-Pemberton, violin, Nathan Meltzer, 17, violin, Mira Williams, viola, Jonah Ellsworth, cello with Host Christopher O'RileyIII. Scherzo from Piano Quintet No. 2 by Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904)
- Alumni Quintet
- II. Presto agitato from 2 Klavierstücke by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
- Monday, September 3, 2018
- Monday, February 11, 2019
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