Show 219 | Saint Paul, Minnesota

Recorded: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Coming to you from the Young Artist World Piano Festival taking place on the campus of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, this week's From the Top features some of the best young pianists in America demonstrating pretty much everything the piano can possibly do. From solo to duo to chamber to a big bombastic end with eight hands flying, if you like the piano and you like kids, this is the place to be!

Performers and repertoire:

Pianist William Yang, 9, from Eden Prairie, MN, performs the Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin

Pianist Kenny Broberg, 16, from Minneapolis, MN and cellist John-Henry Crawford, 17, from Shreveport, LA, perform Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99, I. Allegro vivace by Johannes Brahms

Pianists Cindy Lu, 14, and Serena Lu, 12, from Blaine, MN, perform the Sonata in D Major, K.448, I. Allegro con spirito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aurailea Trio (violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Nora Scheller, 17, from St. Peter, MN; cellist Jocelyn Schendel, 18, from Brooklyn Center, MN; and pianist Colton Peltier, 15, from Hastings, MN) performs the Piano Trio in A minor, I. Modéré by Maurice Ravel

Two-piano, eight-hands  (Piano 1, Part 1: Reed Tetzloff, 18, from Bloomington, MN; Piano 1, Part 2: Christopher O'Riley;  Piano 2, Part 1: Leo Wexler-Mann, 17, from St. Paul, MN; Piano 2, Part 2: Leeza Ali, 16, from Mendota Heights, MN)  perform Sonata in One Movement for 8 Hands in E minor, JB 1:47 by Bedrich Smetana

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