NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Boston, Massachusetts / 313
With special guest George Li, Silver Medalist, XV International Tchaikovsky Competition
From our home in Boston, this week’s program features a From the Top alum who’s gone on to be the first American pianist since 1966 to win the Silver Medal at the famous International Tchaikovsky Competition. Also we meet a pianist who’s just nine years old who not only performs the music of Rachmaninoff with authority–she also happens to have been an international chess champion.
Performers & Repertoire
- Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 33, No. 8 in G minor and No. 6 in E-flat minor, by Sergei Rachmaninoff
- Isolde Quartet with Kate Arndt, violin, Tristan Flores, violin, Gerald Karni, viola, and Zlatomir Fung, celloString Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36 by Benjamin Britten
- Figaro Variations from Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, edited by Jascha Heifetz
- Legende by Georges Enescu
- III. Allegro con fuoco of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, allegro con moto
- Encore: Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Opera "Carmen," by Vladimir Horowitz
- Monday, November 30, 2015
- Monday, June 6, 2016
- Monday, February 20, 2017
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