Show 259 | Beijing, China

Recorded: Sunday, July 29, 2012

From the Top comes to you this week from Beijing China for the second of two shows taped at the Central Conservatory of Music. Among highlights, you'll hear a fantastic 13-year-old ehru player perform "Sunshine on Taxkorgan"by Chen Gang and an 11-year-old violinist from Brunei perform Haydn backed by the Great Wall Soloists conducted by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Kristine Clair Uchi Galano, 11 from Brunei, Borneo and the Great Wall Soloists perform I. Allegro moderato from the Violin Concerto in G major, Hob.VIIa:4 by Franz Joseph Haydn. Kurt Sassmannshaus, conductor.

Violinist Jiang Yi Liang, 16, from Shanghai, China and the Great Wall Soloists perform 1.Allegro moderato from the Concerto No.1 in B-flat Major for Violin and Orchestra, K.207 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Kurt Sassmannshaus, conductor.

Ehru playerJi Bolin, 13, from Beijing, China performs "Sunshine on Taxkorgan" by Chen Gang

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs "Secreto" by Federico Mompou

The Great Wall String Quartet (violinist Yabing Tan, 23; violinist Lin Haoli, 23; violist Guo Yi Tong, 19 and cellist Bryant Tjahjono Gozali, 19) studying at the Central Conservatory of Music and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform I.Allegro brillantefrom the Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op.44, by Robert Schumann

Pianist Xu Jin Zhao, 15, from Beijing, China performs Etude in A minor, Op.25, No.11 by Frédéric Chopin

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