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Bruce Adolphe's Chopin Dreams

Composer Bruce Adolphe writes our weekly Piano Puzzler. But on Friday's Performance Today, he'll tell us about "Chopin Dreams" - a big new piece he's written, imagining Frederic Chopin in 21st century New York.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, Op 3 No. 11, RV 565: Movements 3, 4
Daniel Hope, violin; Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Daniel Hope plays Vivaldi
DG 4777463

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia, Op. 26
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra; Donald Runnicles, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Hall, Teton Village, WY

Bruce Adolphe: New York Nocturne from Chopin Dreams
Carlo Grante, piano
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Frederic Chopin: Mazurka Op. 17, No. 4
Carlo Grante, piano
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Bruce Adolphe: Jazzurka from Chopin Dreams
Carlo Grante, piano
Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio, St. Paul, MN

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto a Molti Strumenti in D Major, RV 564a
Venice Baroque Orchestra; Andrea Marcon, conductor
Hodgson Concert Hall, University of Georgia, Athens GA

Hour 2

Frederic Chopin: Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Bravo! Chopin Piano Works
Telarc 82003

Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
San Francisco Symphony; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 35, K. 385 "Haffner"
National Festival Chamber Orchestra; Robert Gibson, music director
The University of Maryland, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Joaquin Turina: Piano Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76
The Montrose Trio
Beaches Fine Arts Series, St. Paul's by the Sea Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, FL

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American Public Media’s Performance Today® is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations across the country, including at 1 p.m. central weekdays on Minnesota Public Radio. More information about our stations can be found at APM Distribution.

Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

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