Episode #219

St Paul, MN

This episode originally aired October 10, 2010.

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Saturday, April 02, 2011

Coming to you from the Young Artist World Piano Festival taking place on the campus of Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota, this week's From the Top features some of the best young pianists in America demonstrating pretty much everything the piano can possibly do.

William Yang, piano, 9, from Eden Prairie, MN, performing the Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin.

Kenny Broberg, piano, 16, from Minneapolis, MN and John-Henry Crawford, cello, 17, from Shreveport, LA, performing Sonata No.2 for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99, I. Allegro vivace by Johannes Brahms.

Cindy Lu, 14, and Serena Lu, 12, both piano, from Blaine, MN, performing the Sonata in D Major, K.448, I. Allegro con spirito by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Aurailea Trio (Nora Scheller, violin, 17, from St. Peter, MN; Jocelyn Schendel, cello, 18, from Brooklyn Center, MN; and Colton Peltier, piano, 15, from Hastings, MN) performing the Piano Trio in A minor, I. Modéré by Maurice Ravel.

Two-piano, eight-hands  (Piano 1, Part 1: Reed Tetzloff, 18, from Bloomington, MN; Piano 1, Part 2: Christopher O'Riley; Piano 2, Part 1: Leo Wexler-Mann, 17, from St. Paul, MN; Piano 2, Part 2: Leeza Ali, 16, from Mendota Heights, MN) performing Sonata in One Movement for 8 Hands in E minor, JB 1:47 by Bedrich Smetana.

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