Show 127 | Birmingham, Alabama

Recorded: Saturday, October 22, 2005

From the Top heads down south, this time to the Alys Stephens Center at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where you'll meet outstanding musicians from 10 to 17. You'll hear a local teen performing two movements from the Cello Sonata by George Crumb and a 15-year-old from Austin, Texas performing from Ibert's Concertino da Camera for saxophone. Also, Roving Reporter Caeli Smith joins that young saxophone player to deliver a hard-hitting report on the implosion of the much-lauded Mozart effect.

Performers and Repertoire:

Bassoonist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Megan Schlie, 17, from Charlotte, NC, performs the Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op.75, I. Allegro ma non troppo, by Carl Maria von Weber 

Cellist Molly Goforth, 17 from Birmingham, AL, performs the Sonata, III. Toccata by George Crumb 

Alto Saxophonist Walter Nichols, 15 from Austin, TX performing "Concertino da Camera", I. Allegro con molto by Jacques Ibert

Violinist Heather Engebretson, 15 from Tuscaloosa, AL; cellist Rachel Gawell, 17, from Arnold, MD; and pianist Christopher O'Riley performing the Piano Trio No.2 in C major, Op.87, I. Allegro by Johannes Brahms

Pianist Kevin Li, 10, from Lafayette Hill, PA, performs Nocturne, Op. 55, No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin

Pianist Kevin Li performs “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book II, Prelude in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach