NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Salem, Massachusetts / 292
Show 292 was recorded at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. We hear an award-winning string quartet from Chicago perform the music of Bartók, and a teenager from Maryland performs an epic piece on the traditional Chinese instrument, the guzheng. Watch a video of the guzheng performance here.
Given the show’s art museum venue, each young performer also discusses a connection between the music they’re performing and a work of visual art in the museum’s collection. You can see those photos by visiting this show’s flickr gallery.
This show also featured the works of Peabody Essex Museum Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin. “Corona” may be heard on the broadcast and seen in a video here.
Another movement, Sprich Auch Du, maybe seen in this video:
Performers & Repertoire
- The fifth movement, Allegro molto, from String Quartet No. 4 by Béla Bartók
- "Chanson triste" by Henri Duparc, with pianist Christopher O'Riley
- The Eternal Sorrow of Lin'An by Zhanhao He, with pianist Christopher O'Riley
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major, S. 244/6, by Franz Liszt
- "Corona" from his Celan Fragments
- "Corona" from Celan Fragments by Matthew Aucoin
- The fourth movement, Allegro molto, from String Quartet No. 2 in A minor by William Walton
- Monday, March 23, 2015
- Monday, September 22, 2014
- Monday, August 24, 2015
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Support Provided By
From the Top is grateful to the staff of Peabody Essex Museum for helping to make this unique event possible.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation