About From the Top
From the Top is one of the most popular classical music programs on radio.
Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley, each one-hour broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. Now in its eleventh year on air, From the Top is taped before live audiences in concert halls from Boston to Honolulu.
From the Top is produced and and distributed by NPR.
From New Albany, Ohio today's program features the The Sacred Lullaby by Brahms performed by a young vocalist and violist from the Columbus Ohio area ... a teenage percussionist from Chicago performs a mesmerizing contemporary piece and then talks about how difficult it is to avoid being pigeonholed by other kids in high school ... and a 13-year-old pianist from the Bay Area tosses off one of the most entertaining, but difficult pieces by Franz Liszt. This podcast also includes Christopher O'Riley's extended interview with singer Frederica von Stade (Flicka).