NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Stanford, California / 279
From Stanford University, this week’s From the Top features an all-California crew of performers including an extraordinary 12-year-old guitarist from the Bay Area performing the music of Villa-Lobos, the San Francisco Girls Chorus singing a beautiful arrangement of a song from Joni Mitchell’s first album, and a funny story about a young pianist who found himself destroying his own piano by practicing too much.
Performers & Repertoire
- The third movement, Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace, from Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49, by Felix Mendelssohn
- The first movement, So rasch wie möglich, from Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22, by Robert Schumann
- "Slav'sya" (Be Glorious) from Six Choruses, Op. 15, by Sergei Rachmaninoff, accompanied by Susan Soehner; and "The Pirate of Penance" by Joni Mitchell, arranged and accompanied by Christopher O'Riley
- Prelude No. 1 in E minor, Andantino espressivo, by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
- Solo Sonata in E major, Op. 27, No. 6 by Eugène Ysaÿe
- The third movement, Presto from Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
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