NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Boston, Massachusetts / 278
From our broadcast home, Boston, Massachusetts, this week’s From the Top features a pianist who, at the age of 9, was the youngest performer ever to sign with the recording label, EMI. Also, a phenomenal 16-year-old violinist tackles one of the most difficult and dazzling pieces for unaccompanied violin, and we’ll meet a 17-year-old who, having grown up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in San Francisco, has emerged to become a formidable young mezzo-soprano.
Performers & Repertoire
Etudes, Op. 10, No. 3 in E major and No. 12 in C minor, "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
"Bucking Bronco" from Cowboy Songs by Libby Larsen, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
The third movement, Finale (Animé) from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor by Claude Debussy, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
Sonata in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade" by Eugène Ysaÿe
The second movement, Chanson pour ma mie, and the fifth movement, Le cabridan, from Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
"La Campanella" from Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141, No. 3 in G-sharp minor by Franz Liszt
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