Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week From the Top comes to you from Hodgson Concert Hall on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens, where you'll hear a young guitarist from New York evoke the palace of Alhambra and an outstanding piano trio from Minnesota play the music of Smetana. Also, a teenage cellist beautifully performs Maurice Ravel's "Kaddish."
Johann Strauss Jr. started his own orchestra when he was 19-years-old, and competed with his father, who didn’t want him to become a musician. Hear more about his life and music this week on Classics for Kids.
Composer Michael Giacchino returns to Movies on the Radio for the broadcast premiere of selections from his score to "Star Trek Into Darkness."
On Monday night, WQXR presented a special evening honoring the African American experience in classical music. This week's show features that event.