NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Beijing, China / 258

Saturday, July 28, 2012  |  Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing  |  Presented by Great Wall Academy

About

Greetings from Beijing, China! We’re at the Central Conservatory of Music, a fantastic institution that provides training to many of the best young musicians from all around the country and beyond. You’ll meet a 17-year-old violist from Hunan province who performs Brahms, a 16-year-old violinist from Shanghai who performs Wieniawski, and two very young violinists from the United States who perform Bach, backed by the fantastic Great Wall Soloists led by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Performers & Repertoire

  • Polonaise No.1 in D major, Op. 4 by Henryk Wieniawski
  • Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-SaĆ«ns
  • Allegro appassionata from the Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.120 by Johannes Brahms
  • Great Wall Soloists, Kurt Sassmannshaus-Conductor
    "Moon Reflecting in the Erquan Pond" by Abing, arr. Wu Zuqiang
  • I. Vivace from the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • I. Vivace from the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Great Wall Soloists, Kurt Sassmannshaus-Conductor
    I. Vivace from the Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Release Dates

  • Monday, June 24, 2013
  • Monday, November 5, 2012

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