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Garrick Ohlsson in Poland
Yesterday was Frederic Chopin's 200th birthday. Of all the celebrations across the globe in his honor, the one we're most excited to bring you is from Chopin's home town in Poland. American pianist Garrick Ohlsson gave a very special recital there yesterday. He played on an 1848 Pleyel piano once owned by Chopin, in a manor house in Chopin's home town. The recital was broadcast live over Polish radio, to a nation that Ohlsson admits is "Chopin-crazy." In today's show, we'll have highlights.
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.
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.