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