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The Performance Today road crew PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 5
Come listen to more music and conversation from 'An Evening with Performance Today,' featuring pianist Steven Osborne and a student piano quartet. Plus, check out videos of student buskers, and photos from the breathtaking Maroon Bells. More >>

Main Street Bakery and Cafe PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 4
Recently, Fred Child was onstage at Harris Concert Hall for An Evening with Performance Today. Come listen to music and conversation from that event, featuring violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Felicia He. More >>

Trombonists perform on Aspen Mountain PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 3
Come experience Aspen's Music on the Mountain, and go paragliding with Fred for a bird's-eye view of the stunning scenery of Aspen, Colo. More >>

Fred Child at St. Benedict's Monastery PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 2
Come see our photos of the St. Benedict's Monastery, the Snowmass Rodeo, and more. Plus, join Fred on a video tour of St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colo. More >>



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Today's Program
Mozart's Haffner Serenade

On Wednesday's Performance Today, the Vienna Philharmonic dazzles with a performance of Mozart's Haffner Serenade. Plus, Bruce Adolphe joins us for this week's Piano Puzzler.

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Fred Child is the host of Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America.



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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