Christopher O’Riley At The Break



  • Performer: Christopher O’Riley
  • Audio CD (October 1, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: From the Top

“Christopher O’Riley At the Break” is the new compact disc by the renowned concert pianist and host of “From the Top,” the hit public radio showcase for America’s best pre-collegiate classical musicians.
This collection of 29 works for solo piano is a compilation of pieces O’Riley played on “From the Top,” which is heard on more than 200 radio stations nationwide. These pieces were performed at the mid-point of the broadcasts, a required break of approximately 2 minutes during which many stations insert locally generated announcements. According to Chris O’Riley, “It depends on one’s local station, and its own use of ‘the breaks.’ This collection serves as a fondly renewed acquaintance with some favorites of mine as well as some pieces a bit further off the beaten path. For other listeners, this is a great group of exquisite miniatures – a premiere entree into many new worlds.” From the Top is a creation of Concert Productions, Inc. in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory, its home and educational partner. Public Radio International distributes the program. From the Top receives support from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, as well as individuals, foundations and corporations.

audio clips

track list

1. Guastavino: Cantilena, No. 4
2. Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D Major, Op. 39, No. 9
3. Rameau: Le Rappel des Oiseaux
4. Rachmaninoff: Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3
5. Delibes-O’Riley: “Viens, Mallika!” from Lakme
6. Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in f#-minor, Op. 39, No. 3
7. Chopin: Prelude in F# Major, Op. 28, No. 13
8. Debussy: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin
9. Rameau: La Villageoise
10. Davies: Farewell to Stromness
11. Severac Ou L’on Entend Une Vielle Boite A Musique
12. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G Major, Op. 32, No. 5
13. Milhaud: Corcovado
14. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in c minor, Op. 23, No. 7
15. Rachmaninoff: Lilacs Op. 21, No. 5
16. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in g# minor, Op. 32, No. 12
17. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4
18. Rameau: Musette En Rondeau
19. Mozart: Gigue in G Major, K. 574
20. Rameau: Rigaudons 1 & 2
21. Rameau: Tambourin
22. Guastavino: Mariana
23. Prokofiev Masquers
24. Schumann: Zart Und Singend from “Davidsbundlertanze” Op. 6
25. Chopin: Mazurka in e-flat minor, Op. 6, No. 4
26. Bartok: Finale, Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Dances
27. Chopin: Prelude in d minor, Op. 28, No. 24
28. Poulenc: Babar et Celeste
29. Guaraldi: Christmastime is Here

“Also available for digital download at iTunes and”
Share →
Send this to a friend