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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
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A teenage pianist gives an exclusive sneak peek of her upcoming YA novel

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:30pm
16-year-old pianist, CoCo Ma reads segments of her YA novel to host Christopher O'Riley and performs the music of Ginastera.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 338 | New York NY

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:00pm
This week's From the Top from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Room will feature, for only the second time in From the Top's history, a teenage counter-tenor. He performs two beautiful art songs with his teenage guitar-playing collaborator. Also on the program, a piece by a young composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera.
Categories: Syndicated

Listening to every single piece by Beethoven

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley and teenage cellist Gabriel Martins discuss deep listening, Beethoven and Bach.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 347 | McLean VA

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 5:00pm
From McLean, Virginia, this week's program features a wild performance by 14-year-old violist who tackles a piece written by Hindemith with the extraordinary tempo marking of 600-640 beats per minute... a tender performance of the song "Pure Imagination" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed on the marimba ... and we'll hear how studying music helped one young musician grow up and cope with Tourette's Syndrome.
Categories: Syndicated

The genre bending string trio, Time for Three, performs an encore

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:30pm
Featuring violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang with bassist Ranaan Meyer, trio "Time for Three" performs their original tune titled "Joy."
Categories: Syndicated

Show 346 | Boston MA

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 5:00pm
From our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, this show features internationally renowned special guests Time for Three alongside extraordinary young musicians from Boston and beyond! We enjoy a movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat major performed by 3 musicians under the age of 13, a teenage cellist opens up about how performing Schumann has helped her express herself, and Time for Three joins for a hauntingly beautiful sextet before ending the program with their rousing arrangement of "Bittersweet Symphony" by the band, The Verve.
Categories: Syndicated

Living with mental illness as a teen while pursuing great achievement in music

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley and 17-year-old flutist Alison Addie discuss her recovery from jaw surgery, living with mental illness and the music of Robert Muczynski.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 355 | New York NY

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 5:00pm
From Carnegie Hall's beautiful Weill Music Room in New York City, this week's From the Top brings together a line up of fantastic young musicians from across the nation and beyond. We hear an 11-year-old violinist from New York stunningly perform Hubay's Carmen Fantasie Brillante, we meet a pianist from Los Angeles who views performing as a form of service, and a teenage bassoonist from Venezuela, now studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, dazzles the audience with his mature musicality and virtuosity.
Categories: Syndicated

Dynamics and Being Musically Conscious, a rehearsal Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 5:30pm
Christopher O'Riley coaches 17-year-old violinist Oliver Leitner
Categories: Syndicated

Show 345 | Reno NV

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 5:00pm
From the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada, this week's From the Top features a local 18-year-old violinist who's had an asteroid named after him, a young pianist thrills the audience with a piece by Ginastera, and the winners of the junior division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition performs Bartok.
Categories: Syndicated