From the Top: Classical Music Podcast NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

Most Recent Episodes

Peter Dugan Performs 'Jupiter' By Holst

Pianist and From the Top host, Peter Dugan, performs his own piano arrangement of the "Jupiter" movement from "The Planets" by Gustav Holst.

Peter Dugan Performs 'Jupiter' By Holst

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The First Ever "Blanket Fort" Show

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic and the required social distancing, this episode hosted by pianist Peter Dugan features our young performers recording in their own homes under From the Top's guidance and even doing some long-distance musical collaborations with Peter Dugan

The First Ever "Blanket Fort" Show

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Anderson and Roe host From the Top

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, the two pianists that make up the piano duo Anderson and Roe, host this week's From the Top. The first of two From the Top programs recorded in Fairfax, Virginia, both Greg and Liz collaborate with the young musicians on the program.

Anderson and Roe host From the Top

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The Fantastic Paquito D'Rivera joins From the Top / Show 383

Show 383, From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston and co-hosted by 14-Time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera along with pianist Peter Dugan features collaborations between Maestro D'Rivera and From the Top's Young Musicians.

The Fantastic Paquito D'Rivera joins From the Top / Show 383

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Peter Dugan Digs into the Archive

This episode features beautiful music and interviews selected out of From the Top's 20 year deep archive including a rambunctious performance by a 14-year-old pianist, a young bassoonist who shares the moving story of falling in love with the bassoon during difficult times ... and the National Youth Orchestra of America performs the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Peter Dugan Digs into the Archive

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Show 382 / Gardner Museum with Peter Dugan

From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's program, hosted by pianist Peter Dugan includes a 12-year-old cellist performing David Popper and fiery Spanish music performed by a 15-year-old guitarist.

Show 382 / Gardner Museum with Peter Dugan

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Show 381 with Elena Urioste and Peter Dugan

From Key West, Florida and co-hosted by pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Elena Urioste this program features a clarinet quartet from Miami and a jaw dropping performance by a 12-year-old from Ohio.

Show 381 with Elena Urioste and Peter Dugan

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Show 378 / Morristown II with Peter Dugan

Hosted by Peter Dugan, this week's From the Top comes from Morristown, New Jersey and features a fiery teenage cellist and a high school choir with a deep unified sound.

Show 378 / Morristown II with Peter Dugan

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Show 377 / Morristown 1 with Peter Dugan

Show 377, the first of two shows in Morristown, New Jersey with host Peter Dugan

Show 377 / Morristown 1 with Peter Dugan

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Show 380 with pianist Orli Shaham

In our second 2019 episode from Portland, Maine, guest host, pianist Orli Shaham introduces us to a fantastic crew of young musicians

Show 380 with pianist Orli Shaham

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