August 19, 2009
Our weekly Piano Puzzler
It could be "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the style of Claude Debussy. Or "Somewhere over the Rainbow" in the style of Beethoven. Every week, composer Bruce Adolphe takes a familiar tune and re-writes it in the style of a classical composer. See if you can guess the hidden tune, and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating.
Performance Today audio is available for seven days following broadcast.
Sospiri; for strings, piano, and organ; Op. 70
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Andrew Davis, cond.
Dance Suite, BB 86a
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
BBC Proms 2009; Royal Albert Hall, London, England
This week's contestant is Mark Stoddard from Austin, Texas.
Four Preludes and Fugues, Op. 199 - B Major - E Major
Brasil Guitar Duo: Joao Luiz, guitar; Douglas Lora, guitar
Chrysler Museum Theater, Norfolk, VA
Roland de Lassus
mble Clement Janequin; Dominique Visse, director
New England Conservatory's Jordon Hall
Echo-Sonata a 4 in F, for 2 oboes, bassoon & basso continuo
Ensemble Zefiro; Alfredo Bernardini, director (and oboe
Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
Sonata n. 6
Gil Shaham, violin; Goran Sollscher, guitar
Johann Sebastian Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G, BWV 1049
Nicholas McGegan, conductor; Nadine Asin, flute; Martha Aarons, flute; Adele Anthony, violin
Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, CO
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K. 211
Gil Shaham, violin
IV. Adagietto, from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Aspen Festival Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor
nedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO