From the Top: Classical Music Podcast NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

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Duo Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber Co-Host From the Top

The Multi-Style/Multi-Tradition Duo Tessa Lark, violin, and Michael Thurber, bass host From the Top Show 376 in Boston Massachusetts. They perform Bach with a young cellist and one of their own compositions with a teenage string quartet.

Duo Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber Co-Host From the Top

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Pianist Jeremy Denk Performs Mozart

Guest host, pianist Jeremy Denk performs the second movement of Sonata No. 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Show 375 feat. guest host & cellist Paul Katz

From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, this week's program features cellist and renowned music pedagogue, Paul Katz guest hosting a program featuring the outstanding students attending the Morningside Music Bridge

Show 375 // Boston, MA

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First Prize winner of the 2019 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition

From the Top guest host, Peter Dugan, interviews the First Prize winner of the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, Shuan Hern Lee. Shuan performs the first mvt of Rachmaninoffs 3rd Piano Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

First Prize winner of the 2019 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition

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Show 374 / The Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

From the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Dallas, Texas, this docu-style From the Top features the 6 semi-finalist of the competition and the astounding first prize winner.

Show 374 from the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

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Show 373 / San Marcos, TX

Featuring concert pianist, Simone Dinnerstein as guest host, this program, recorded at the Texas State International Piano Festival, features outstanding young musicians showcasing the piano and the many ways its configured in classical music.

Show 373 / San Marcos, TX

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Pianist Jeremy Denk peforms with 3 powerhouse FTT alums

Pianist Jeremy Denk performs the "Rondo alla Zingarase" from Brahm's first piano quartet with three powerhouse From the Top alums: violinist Robyn Bollinger, violist Matthew Lipman and cellist, Gabriel Cabezas.

Jeremy Denk performs with 3 powerhouse alums

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Episode 372 / Hanover, NH

From Hanover, New Hampshire, this episode guest hosted by pianist Jeremy Denk, features a young violist who's also the photographer for the University of Miami Football team,a cellist who's this year's junior winner of the Sphinx Competition for African American and Latino Musicians ... and a world premier concerto.

From the Top 372 / Hanover, NH

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Pianist George Li Performs "Carmen"

Alumni pianist, George Li performs Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Opera "Carmen" by Vladimir Horowitz.

Pianist George Li performs "Carmen"

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"Loopy" – by violinist and guest host, Charles Yang

Charles Yang along with pianist Peter Dugan and 16-year-old guitarist Gwenyth Aggeler perform "Loopy" by Charles Yang.

"Loopy" – by violinist and guest host, Charles Yang

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