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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 • 134 Ratings

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

    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
    From the Top Selects!

    From the Top Selects!

    Host Peter Dugan takes us on a trip down memory lane to enjoy some of the most outstanding music and memorable interviews from the past couple of seasons.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

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.

canie bug ,

Wish I could here the old eppsodes of from the top from the past

I wish Y’all would put the older episodes own here the new ones are great wish I could here the older eppsodes episodes

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