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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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    • 4.6 • 135 Ratings

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

    A Teenage Piano Trio, Beethoven, & A Talented Young Vocalist

    A Teenage Piano Trio, Beethoven, & A Talented Young Vocalist

    One of the strongest teenage piano trios in the country performs Beethoven with passion and precision. They're joined by a young vocalist performing Shakespeare, and a 15-year-old violinist who might be an orchestral conductor someday.

    • 59 min
    Shostakovich, an 11-year-old Guitarist, & New Music

    Shostakovich, an 11-year-old Guitarist, & New Music

    Charismatic violinist Charles Yang co-hosts a program that features a cheerful 11-year-old guitarist, a spirited performance of Shostakovich, and an imaginative 18-year-old's new music for quartet.

    • 59 min
    Brahms, Gershwin, & Rachmaninoff with Pianist Orli Shaham

    Brahms, Gershwin, & Rachmaninoff with Pianist Orli Shaham

    Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue is a favorite of many, and this week we have a brilliant performance of this work by two young marimba players. Listen also for a 14-year-old pianist performing Rachmaninoff, and a stunning performance of Brahms by a young violist. Guest Hosted by Orli Shaham.

    • 59 min
    Mozart, Liszt, and more with Pianist Orli Shaham

    Mozart, Liszt, and more with Pianist Orli Shaham

    Pianist Orli Shaham hosts From the Top with inspiring young musicians performing Mozart, Liszt, and more.

    • 59 min
    Vijay Gupta performs Gluck with Peter Dugan

    Vijay Gupta performs Gluck with Peter Dugan

    Violinist Vijay Gupta and pianist Peter Dugan perform "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" from Orfeo and Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.

    • 4 min
    Vijay Gupta and Peter Dugan host from Beverly Hills, California

    Vijay Gupta and Peter Dugan host from Beverly Hills, California

    Violinist and social activist, Vijay Gupta co-hosts this program with pianist Peter Dugan from the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

jrd220 ,

The best!

I look forward to From the Top each week. These young musicians are incredibly inspiring and the host, Peter, is a breath of fresh air!

MA Music Lover ,

Fantastic show

I love From the Top.The most recent show, “Shostakovich, and 11-year-old guitarist, and new music,” was just superb.All of the young musicians played beautifully and I really loved their interviews. Thank you for all you do.

Otter79Reviewer ,

Impressive

The musicians are definitely impressive. Interesting selection of music. Interesting to get to know the performers a bit. Love the episodes where alumni are interviewed.

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