Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top comes to you from Carnegie Hall in New York City, where you'll hear a fantastic piano quartet perform the music of Brahms and a teenage violinist play "Carmen Fantasie" by Franz Waxman. Also, an 18-year-old flutist plays a mesmerizing piece for solo flute and gets a surprise phone call during the show.
Host David Garland features highlights from John Williams' new score for "Lincoln," plus music for other presidential and political films, including "Nixon" and "JFK" and Marc Shaiman's "The American President."
This week's show opens with Duke Ellington's Shout 'em Aunt Tilly and eases into works by William Grant Still, Charles Ives and Beethoven. John Adams and Arvo Part are among the recent highlights.