Poster Fred Child and composer Bruce Adolphe
Fred Child and composer Bruce Adolphe
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PT Weekend: The Piano Puzzler

Every week, composer Bruce Adolphe joins us for a musical game, our Piano Puzzler. Bruce re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a great composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone who tries to guess the hidden tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along with the PT Piano Puzzler on this episode of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Enrique Soro: Fantastic Dance
Norwegian Radio Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Album: Inca Trail Connections
Naxos 574266

Leo Brouwer: El Decameron Negro
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Chamber Music Northwest, Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Stephanie Anne & Susan Landers calling from Albuquerque, NM

Zoltan Kodaly: Dances from Galanta
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Clara Schumann: Two Lieder from Liebesfruhling
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano | Helene Grimaud, piano
Album: Reflection
DG 690402

Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107: Movements 3-4
Santiago Canon Valencia, cello | Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra | Nikolai Alexeev, conductor
The XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition, Grand Hall of the D.D. Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonia, St. Petersburg, Russia

Clara Schumann: Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22
Stefan Jackiw,violin | Elinor Freer, piano
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles NY

Richard Scofano: La Tierra sin Mal
Richard Scofano, bandoneon | ROCO | Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
ROCO, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

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