From a special Bach Birthday concert called "Sonatas and Partitas" at the WGBH Fraser Performance Studio, Classical New England host Cathy Fuller welcomes EMI Classics guitarist Xuefei Yang - one of the first Chinese guitarists to play in the West - for a performance of the popular "Air" from Bach's Suite No. 3.
From the Fraser Performance studio at WGBH, Boston, 17-year-old mandolin player Gordon Neidinger from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania joins Classical New England host Cathy Fuller to play the "Csardas" by Vittorio Monti. It's a special "From The Top" edition of "Drive Time Live," ...a preview of Gordon's upcoming appearance (show 245) on NPR's "From the Top." Airing Saturdays at 5 pm on www.classicalnewengland.org.
From a special program recorded in WGBH/Classical New England's Fraser Performance studio called "Beethoven: New Discoveries and Fond Farewells," Tenor William Hite sings a Beethoven rarity: "Come Draw We 'Round This Cheerful Ring," one of Beethoven's British Isles folksong arrangements freshly arranged for piano, cello, and mandolin by Classical New England's James David Jacobs. Gilles Vonsattel is the pianist, Brian Howard plays cello, and the mandolin player is Berklee student Bryce Milano.