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Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.

Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.
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Washington, DC

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Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.

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English


Episodes

Show 339 Bonus Content

7/9/2018
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18-year-old pianist and composer, Andrew Guo and host Christopher O'Riley discuss the compositional assignment that inspired his piece "7 Images for Piano."

Duration:00:15:40

Show 339 | Miami FL

7/9/2018
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This week's From the Top comes from Miami, Florida where we got to hear a talented local teenager perform the music of Schumann and enjoy his stories of growing up in the Cuban community of Miami. Also featured on the show is an eleven-year-old pianist who performs two works by Chopin, and a violinist performs the beautiful and dramatic second movement from César Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Duration:01:01:24

A teenage pianist gives an exclusive sneak peek of her upcoming YA novel

7/2/2018
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16-year-old pianist, CoCo Ma reads segments of her YA novel to host Christopher O'Riley and performs the music of Ginastera.

Duration:00:13:01

Show 338 | New York NY

7/2/2018
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This week's From the Top from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Room will feature, for only the second time in From the Top's history, a teenage counter-tenor. He performs two beautiful art songs with his teenage guitar-playing collaborator. Also on the program, a piece by a young composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera.

Duration:01:01:59

Listening to every single piece by Beethoven

6/25/2018
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Host Christopher O'Riley and teenage cellist Gabriel Martins discuss deep listening, Beethoven and Bach.

Duration:00:14:45

Show 347 | McLean VA

6/25/2018
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From McLean, Virginia, this week's program features a wild performance by 14-year-old violist who tackles a piece written by Hindemith with the extraordinary tempo marking of 600-640 beats per minute... a tender performance of the song "Pure Imagination" from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory performed on the marimba ... and we'll hear how studying music helped one young musician grow up and cope with Tourette's Syndrome.

Duration:01:01:17

The genre bending string trio, Time for Three, performs an encore

6/18/2018
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Featuring violinists Nick Kendall and Charles Yang with bassist Ranaan Meyer, trio "Time for Three" performs their original tune titled "Joy."

Duration:00:06:05

Show 346 | Boston MA

6/18/2018
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From our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts, this show features internationally renowned special guests Time for Three alongside extraordinary young musicians from Boston and beyond! We enjoy a movement of Beethoven's Piano Trio in E-flat major performed by 3 musicians under the age of 13, a teenage cellist opens up about how performing Schumann has helped her express herself, and Time for Three joins for a hauntingly beautiful sextet before ending the program with their rousing arrangement...

Duration:01:03:36

Living with mental illness as a teen while pursuing great achievement in music

6/11/2018
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Host Christopher O'Riley and 17-year-old flutist Alison Addie discuss her recovery from jaw surgery, living with mental illness and the music of Robert Muczynski.

Duration:00:09:19

Show 355 | New York NY

6/11/2018
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From Carnegie Hall's beautiful Weill Music Room in New York City, this week's From the Top brings together a line up of fantastic young musicians from across the nation and beyond. We hear an 11-year-old violinist from New York stunningly perform Hubay's Carmen Fantasie Brillante, we meet a pianist from Los Angeles who views performing as a form of service, and a teenage bassoonist from Venezuela, now studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, dazzles the audience with his...

Duration:01:03:27

Dynamics and Being Musically Conscious, a rehearsal Beethoven's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8

6/4/2018
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Christopher O'Riley coaches 17-year-old violinist Oliver Leitner

Duration:00:21:41

Show 345 | Reno NV

6/4/2018
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From the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in Reno, Nevada, this week's From the Top features a local 18-year-old violinist who's had an asteroid named after him, a young pianist thrills the audience with a piece by Ginastera, and the winners of the junior division of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition performs Bartok.

Duration:01:03:25

A Young Composer Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright

5/28/2018
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Christopher O'Riley interviews teenage composer Alistair Coleman about his piece "Images from Falling Water."

Duration:00:14:05

Show 353 | San Francisco CA

5/28/2018
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From the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, this week's episode of From the Top features a teenage composer's beautiful piece that was inspired by Andrew Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece Fallingwater, a young violinist shares how she hasn't missed a single day of practicing yet, and a classical guitarist performs Bach.

Duration:01:03:28

Interview with composer Zhou Long, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music

5/21/2018
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Christopher O'Riley asks Zhou Long about his his past growing up in China's during the cultural revolution and the influence of American culture on his work.

Duration:00:14:50

Show 344 | East Stroudsburg PA

5/21/2018
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From East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, this week's From the Top features more than 100 young musicians from across Mainland China in their first ever public performance as the National Youth Orchestra of China under the direction of Maestro Ludovic Morlot. We hear the full ensemble perform "Rhyme of Taigu" by Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Zhou Long, a young clarinetist shares how he fell in love with the clarinet's sound at his first concert, and five members of the ensemble perform the...

Duration:01:04:21

Eduard Degas inspires a young composer

5/14/2018
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Christopher O'Riley interviews 17-year-old composer, Esther Ollivier

Duration:00:11:22

Show 354 | San Francisco CA

5/14/2018
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From the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this week's From the Top features a fantastic line-up of young people alongside one of the greatest orchestras in the world, the Los Angeles Philharmonic! We'll hear the premiere of a new work by a teenage composer, a 12-year-old violinist likens virtuosic playing to figure skating, and a young bassoonist brilliantly performs Mozart.

Duration:01:02:11

10 questions for the great conductor Marin Alsop

5/7/2018
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Christopher O'Riley interviews conductor, Marin Alsop.

Duration:00:11:23

Show 343 | Purchase NY

5/7/2018
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From Purchase, New York, this week's From the Top highlights the 115 incredible young musicians that make up Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Featured on the program are four performances by the full ensemble under renowned conductor Marin Alsop including an adrenaline-inducing performance of John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and a newly-commissioned work by composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

Duration:01:02:52