NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Berkeley, California / Show 352
From the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, this episode features the winning ensemble of KDFC’s Local Vocals High School Choir Sing-Off and, at 120 singers, it’s the largest group ever featured on the program. We also meet a 17-year-old pianist who talks about the difficulty of preparing for competitions without a piano, and a young string quartet performs the rhapsodic first movement of Debussy’s string quartet in G major, Op. 10.
Performers & Repertoire
- I. Animé et très décidé from String Quartet in G minor, Op.10 by Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
- La Gitana by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
- I. Molto allegro from Piano Sonata No. 2, Op.64, “The Fire Sermon” by Einojuhani Rautavaara (b. 1928)
- III. Andante from Sonata in G minor for Cello and Piano, Op.19 by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
- “Tshotsholoza,” a Traditional South African Song, adapted by Jeffrey L. Ames (b.1969) and "Pilgrim's Hymn" by Stephen Paulus (1949-2014)
- "Sea-Shell" by Carl Engel (1883-1944) arr. by Efrem Zimbalist
- Monday, April 30, 2018
- Monday, April 29, 2019
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