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Miami String Quartet In studio with Lydia Artymiw and the Miami String Quartet
What does it take to play well with other musicians? The answer is revealed as Lydia Artymiw and the Miami String Quartet join Fred in the studio for music and conversation. More >>

REBEL In studio with REBEL
Early music ensemble REBEL joins Fred in the studio to perform early music and to discuss how they find room for improvisation in written scores. More >>

Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong PT in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music
This fall, the PT team spent a week at the Curtis Institute of Music. Come see photos from PT's special musical event at Curtis, which included performances by Curtis students, faculty, and alumni. More >>

Steven Lin Young Artist in Residence: Steven Lin
Listen to in-studio interview with host Fred Child and exclusive musical performances by pianist Steven Lin. More >>



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Highlights from around the world

On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear highlights from around the world. Pianist Stephen Hough plays a soulful Chopin waltz in concert in London; the Vienna Philharmonic plays a lively Strauss polka in concert in their hometown; and Michael Tilson Thomas conducts a cast of 500 in a symphony by Mahler in San Francisco.

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The Piano Puzzler®

Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question. The Piano Puzzler® with Bruce Adolphe is available for download and as a podcast.

Piano Puzzlers Sheet Music

Impress your friends at your next party or gathering! Piano Puzzlers gathers together the sheet music to 32 of the best piano puzzlers so that you can be the toast of your next party or gathering. The puzzlers serves as a great icebreaker for any occasion to get the conversation rolling.

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