Show 275 | Aspen, Colorado

Recorded: Sunday, August 4, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where you'll meet an outstanding array of young musicians who are studying here this summer. Among them, you'll hear a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy, a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalo, and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

Performers and repertoire:

The Alumni Piano Trio (violinist Haruno Sato, 18, from Cleveland, Ohio; pianist Adria Ye, 15, from New York, New York; and cellist Austin Huntington, 19, from South Bend, Indiana) performs IV. Finale: Allegro assai appassionato from the Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49, by Felix Mendelssohn

French horn player Brian Mangrum, 18, from Montreal, Canada, performs Villanelle for Horn and Piano by Paul Dukas

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sterling Elliott, 14, from Newport News, Virginia, performs III. Introduction: Andante – Allegro Vivace from the Cello Concerto in D minor by Édouard Lalo

Pianist Jiacheng Xiong, 15, from Fujian, China, performs “Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses” and “Général Lavine – eccentric” from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy

Violinist Angela Wee, 16, from Woodbury, New York, performs the Waltz-Scherzo, Op.34  by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pianist Colton Peltier, 19, from Hastings, Minnesota, performs  Transcendental Etude No.5 in B-flat major, "Feux Follets" by Franz Liszt