Episode #295

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Saturday, February 06, 2016

Violinist Masha Lakisova in rehearsal. Violinist Masha Lakisova in rehearsal. (From the Top, Inc.)

Recorded at its home base in Boston, this week's From the Top features a 13-year-old violinist who conveys the romantic fervor of Robert Schumann in her performance. We also meet an international award-winning young pianist and a teenage boy shares the humorous story of studying and then rejecting numerous instruments before finally discovering his lifelong soulmate, the French horn.

Program playlist:

Masha Lakisova, 13, violin 
Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, from the Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann 

Elizabeth Sperry, 18, flute
Allegro con brio, from the Flute Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94, by Sergei Prokofiev

Gail W. Snitzer Advanced Study String Quartet
Finale-Allegro vivace from the String Quartet No.1, Op.7 by BéŽla Bartó—k 

Ray Seong Jin Han, 18, French horn
Rêverie, Op. 24, by Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936)

Yun Chih Hsu, 17, piano
Feux d'artifice (Fireworks) from Préludes, Book II, by Claude Debussey
V. "The Chase" from Out of Doors Sz. 81, by BéŽla Bartó—k

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