Show 241 | Washington, DC

Recorded: Sunday, October 16, 2011

This week, From the Top comes to you from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, where you’ll hear a gregarious 11-year-old play the music of David Popper and an outstanding piano trio from Cleveland perform a lively piece by Astor Piazzolla. You'll also hear the piano music of Olivier Messiaen performed by a 17-year-old from Washington State.

Performers and repertoire:

JehshuaPaintingViolinist Jehshua Karunakaran, 17, from Reston, VA performs Danse Espagnole from "La Vide Breve" by Manuel de Falla, arr. Kreisler


NoahPaintingCellist Noah Lee, 11, from Oakland, NJ performs Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper


TrioPaintingThe CIM Piano Trio (violinist Haruno Sato, 16, from Shaker Heights, OH; cellist Hannah Moses, 16, from Stow, OH; and pianist Arianna Körting, 17, from Gates Mills, OH) performs Primavera Porteña from "The 4 Seasons of Beunos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla


LumiaPianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Dong Won Lee, 17, from Redmond, WA performs Prelude No.8, "Un reflet dans le vent" by Olivier Messiaen.

LumiaSaxophonist Stephen Banks, 18, from Clemmons, NC performs II.Chanson Pour Ma Mie and V.Lou Cabridan  from Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice

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