NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Bowling Green, Ohio / Show 277
From Bowling Green, Ohio, this week’s show features one of the country’s strongest teenage string quartets performing the music of Edvard Grieg and a young composer who’s written an adventuresome piece with four movements inspired by the four ancient elements: earth, water, air, and fire. You’ll also hear a 15-year-old pianist who, in his spare time, invented a new chemical solution for protecting the public monuments of his home city, Houston, Texas.
Performers & Repertoire
- The second movement, Scherzo: Allegretto vivace, from the Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "The Hunt" by Ludwig van Beethoven
- Havanaise in E major, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
- The first movement, Un poco andante – Allegro molto ed agitato, from String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Edvard Grieg
- "Asleep" by The Smiths, arranged by Christopher O'Riley
- Quartet Lumière performs the fourth movement, Salamandrae (Fire), from his String Quartet No. 1, "Elemental", Op. 15
Hear more of Chason Goldfinger's compositions here.
- "Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto," S.434 by Franz Liszt
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