Minneapolis, MN / 101

Thursday, April 15, 2004  |  Convention MENC  |  Presented by MENC Conference, NAMM, American Music Conference, McGraw Hill

About

This episode of From the Top comes to you from the biennial Convention MENC: The National Association of Music Education in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You’ll hear a young baritone from Texas singing Schubert and a teenage ensemble from Chicago playing the Andante Cantabile from Schumann ‘s Piano Quartet. Also, we’ll discuss that venerable American teenage institution, the high school prom, with the young trumpeter on today’s show—and you’ll find out why wearing a powder blue tux is a bad, bad idea.

Performers & Repertoire

  • Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2, 2nd mvt. by Sergei Prokofiev with Christopher O'Riley, piano
  • Am Feierabend by Franz Schubert
  • Fantaisie and Variations No. 2 on Acteon by Jean-Baptiste Arban with Christopher O'Riley, piano
  • Scherzo-Fantasy for Flute and Piano by Milena Zhivotovskaya with Christopher O'Riley, piano
  • Scherzo-Fantasy for Flute and Piano by Milena Zhivotovskaya with Christopher O'Riley, piano
  • Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.47, Andante Cantabile by Robert Schumann
  • Gargoyles, 3rd mvt. by Lowell Lieberman

Release Dates

  • Monday, July 18, 2005
  • Monday, November 29, 2004
  • Monday, May 31, 2004

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