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John Luther Adams John Luther Adams wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

Listen to Fred Child's interview with the composer about his winning piece "Become Ocean." More >>

Bryce Dessner Bryce Dessner's St. Carolyn by the Sea

For PT's weekly musical focus on 21st century music, Fred Child talked with composer Bryce Dessner of indie-rock band The National. More >>

Emily Reese Friend of Fred: Emily Reese

Radio host Emily Reese combines her enthusiasm for playing video games and passion for classical music as the host of Top Score, a weekly podcast highlighting video game music and the people who create it. More >>

The Danish String Quartet In studio with the Danish String Quartet

Full interview, photos and video of the Danish String Quartet. More >>



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Today's Program
Sergey Khachatryan

Sergey Khachatryan is a 28-year-old violinist who says he has two lives: his love for cars, and his love for music. On Wednesday's Performance Today we'll focus on his musical life, and we'll hear him play Sibelius' dramatic violin concerto in concert in Sydney, Australia.

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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.

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.

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