NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
Spanish Guitar Music from the Archives
In 2002, then 18-year-old guitarist Gohar Vardanyan treated our audiences to a inspired performance of Spanish guitar music and a funny story about her dad. 19 years later, we're revisiting that moment as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Chopin Piano Sonata, Rachmaninoff, & More
The young violist on this week's show actually built his own instrument. Hear that story alongside dazzling performances of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Jessie Montgomery and more.
12-year-old's Homage to European Folk Music
In 2001, 12-year-old composer Sebastian Chang shared his brilliant music with us. Twenty years later, his compositions are now performed by orchestras around the world. Hear Sebastian's early days as a composer as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Powerful Chopin, A Teen Guitarist from Iran, and Paganini for Two Young Pianists
Featuring some of the most exciting performances from the past few seasons, this program features a powerful performance of a Chopin's Sonata; a moving story from a teenage guitarist who fled Iran for religious reasons, and a showy and charismatic performance of the Carmen Fantasy by a 16-year-old violinist.
Voices From The Heartland: A Choir Sings Whitacre
Back in 2011, 55 high school aged vocalists from Norman, OK blew our audience away with their powerful performance of Eric Whitacre. It was so powerful that we're revisiting it 10 years later as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
Shostakovich, Kreisler, & New Music
We're back, and we're kicking off our 22nd season with two up-and-coming composers, a 13-year-old's performance of Shostakovich, a 15-year-old playing Kreisler, and more. Listen to Co-Host / Creative Alex Laing join our host, Peter Dugan, for this episode.
Great show, esp the Christopher O’Reilly episodes before 2018
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!
Where is the rest of the episodes of from the top
I wish Y’all would put the older episodes own here the new ones are great wish I could here the older eppsodes episodes