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From the Top

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Rank #85 in Music category

Arts
Music
Society & Culture
TV & Film
Performing Arts
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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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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

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103 Ratings
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only one show available?

By Ogg1701 - Feb 04 2014
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Why not have more previous shows available for download?

This show is inspiring!

By trollope wit - Jan 08 2012
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I really enjoy listening to the music and the conversations in these podcasts.

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
83
13
3
3
1

only one show available?

By Ogg1701 - Feb 04 2014
Read more
Why not have more previous shows available for download?

This show is inspiring!

By trollope wit - Jan 08 2012
Read more
I really enjoy listening to the music and the conversations in these podcasts.
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From the Top

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Rank #85 in Music category

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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

Rank #1: Show 369: Feat. Guest Host & Violinist Leila Josefowicz

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From the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, this episode of From the Top is guest hosted by renowned violinist Leila Josefowicz with co-host Michelle Cann. We meet a teenage violinist who talks about the struggle of coping with very high expectations, a 14-year-old pianist flies over the keys while performing Chopin, and for the first time, both hosts of the program perform together with two young musicians for Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time."
May 20 2019
1 hour
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Rank #2: Show 361: Feat Concert Pianist Orli Shaham as Guest Host

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Concert pianist Orli Shaham guest hosts this week's From the Top from Brunswick, Maine! We'll hear her talk shop with a superb teenage pianist who performs the music of Brahms, meet a violinist from Maine who happens to do serious biomedical research when he's not in the practice room, and a very young, very fun brother-sister guitar duo plays contemporary music from Brazil. *PERFORMERS* 16-year-old cellist Jiaxun "Caroline" Yao from Flushing, NY performing: I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto from the Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy with Orli Shaham, piano || Davisson Guitar Duo: Elle Davisson, 10, and Jack Davisson,13, from Palo Alto, CA performing: "Jongo" by Paulo Bellinati || 17-year-old bassoonist Aaron Brown from Shapleigh, ME performing: I. Vivace from the Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by William Hurlstone, with Orli Shaham, piano. || 17-year-old pianist Avery Gagliano from Philadelphia, PA performing: I. Intermezzo in A minor and III. Ballade in G minor from 6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 by Johannes Brahms || 17-year-old violinist Brandon Aponte from Blue Hill, ME performing: "Méditation" from Thaïs by Jules Massenet, with Orli Shaham, piano || Finale: All performers with Orli Shaham perform VI. Le Pas Espagnol from Dolly Suite, Op.56 by Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), arr. by Simon Frisch
Dec 17 2018
1 hour
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Rank #3: Show 367 | Los Angeles CA

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Recorded in the Hollywood Scoring Studio in Los Angeles, we meet a fantastic 15-year-old pianist who loves Disney so much she can name every ride just by listening to their soundtrack! We also meet a prize-winning string quartet who performs Mendelssohn's second string quartet and a teenage saxophone player from Texas plays a virtuosic work by a 20th-century composer.
Apr 22 2019
59 mins
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Rank #4: The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg

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Host Christopher O'Riley talks with 17-year-old violinist Alexander Goldberg discuss the work of Robert Schumann.
Aug 27 2018
11 mins
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Rank #5: Show 352 | Berkeley CA

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From the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, this week's From the Top features the winning ensemble of KDFC's Local Vocals High School Choir Sing-Off and, at 120 singers, it's the largest choir ever featured on the program. We meet a 17-year-old pianist with a moving story to tell about losing access to her beloved piano for financial reasons and how she overcame that situation ... and a young string quartet performs the rhapsodic first movement of Debussy's string quartet in G major, Op. 10.
Nov 12 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #6: Show 333 | Buffalo NY

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From Buffalo, New York this week's episode features some of the best young musicians in the country performing concerto repertoire with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A 15-year-old pianist performs a frothy piano concerto movement by Beethoven, a teenage cellist, who's parents are actually players in the orchestra, performs Shostakovich ... and the Buffalo Phil plays a new work by an 18-year-old composer.
Oct 08 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #7: Show 343 | Purchase, New York

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From Purchase, New York, this week's From the Top highlights the 115 incredible young musicians that make up Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Featured on the program are four performances by the full ensemble under renowned conductor Marin Alsop including an adrenaline-inducing performance of John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and a newly-commissioned work by composer Gabriela Lena Frank.
Nov 19 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #8: Shaping a Phrase with a Percussion Instrument

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Host Christopher O'Riley and 17-year-old percussionist Gabriel Costache discuss how to make percussion instruments "sing."
Aug 20 2018
7 mins
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Rank #9: Show 350 | San Antonio TX

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From the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this week's inspiring recording of From the Top features a fantastic line-up of all-Texas performers alongside special guests Black Violin! We'll meet a young bassoonist who's willing and able to play any instrument his band director needs covered, an award-winning saxophone quartet performs an exquisite piece by Guillermo Lago, and all the young performers join guests Black Violin on stage for their fun reimagining of "Simple Gifts" by Joseph Brackett.
Sep 24 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #10: The Rise of the Sax Quartet

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Host Christopher O'Riley speaks with a teen saxophone quartet and their coach about the growing popularity of saxophone quartet music and why sax quartets are so versatile.
Sep 24 2018
11 mins
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Rank #11: Pianist Orli Shaham performs Mozart_s C Major Piano Sonata K330, Mvt. 1

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Guest host Orli Shaham's complete break piece recorded during From the Top Episode 361, Brunswick, ME.
Dec 24 2018
6 mins
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Rank #12: Show 368 Feat. Actor Damon Gupton from Interlochen, MI

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From the Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts, this week's From the Top features a cast made up entirely by students of the renowned high school. Film and television actor Damon Gupton is our guest host and sets the stage for a young tubist who performs a virtuosic concerto backed by the full orchestra, a group of seven percussionists perform the aptly titled work "Shared Space", and a 17-year-old cellist passionately performs a beautiful work by Tchaikovsky.
May 06 2019
1 hour 3 mins
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Rank #13: Married alums perform Gershwin

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Peter Dugan and Kara Dugan sing Gershwin's "Embraceable You."
Sep 17 2018
5 mins
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Rank #14: Show 357 | Kalamazoo MI

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From one of the most prestigious teenage music competitions in the country, this episode of From the Top doubles as a documentary featuring the Stulberg International String Competition! In addition to adrenaline-filled performances from three young musicians striving for first prize, we'll hear from the organization's executive director and one of the judges.
Oct 01 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #15: Co-Host and Pianist Michelle Cann peforms the music of Florence Price

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From our program recorded March 19th 2019, Interlochen Michigan, co-host and pianist Michelle Cann introduces and performs her break piece on the program, the Sonata in E Minor for Piano by Florence Price.
May 15 2019
12 mins
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