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Bruce Adolphe

Weekend of November 7, 2009

Bruce Adolphe's Piano Puzzler

Every week on our Piano Puzzler, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone to guess the tune, and the composer Bruce is mimicking. Even if you're not the one calling this week, play along! See if YOU can guess the tune and the composer, in our Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Joseph Haydn
    Finale from Symphony No 101 in D, Hob I:101 ("Clock")
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Colin Davis
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Suite for Strings and Continuo ("Don Quixote")
    Musicians from Music from Angel Fire
    Music from Angel Fire, Taos, New Mexico
  • "The Piano Puzzler"
    This week's contestant is Eileen Pollock from New York City.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Egmont Overture
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with conductor Mariss Jansons
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

hour 2

  • Franz Schubert
    First movement from Sonatina in D, No. 1, D. 384
    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine and pianist Wonny Song
  • Various Composers
    Spanish Renaissance Medley
    La Caravaggia Ensemble
    Sant Francesc Cloister, Berga, Spain
  • Paul Hindemith
    "Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber"
    The Norwegian Radio Orchestra with conductor Mei-Ann Chen
    Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
  • Johann Georg Pisendel
    Sonata in A Minor for Unaccompanied Violin
    Violinist Rachel Barton Pine
    New York Chamber Music Festival, New York City
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