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Bruce Adolphe

August 31, 2011

He's Back

Bruce Adolphe and the Piano Puzzler have been on a summer vacation for the last couple of weeks, leading to more than a few cases of Puzzler withdrawal in the PT community. Luckily, they're back in today's show. Play along with Fred and Bruce; see if you can guess the hidden tune and the mystery composer in this week's Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Francis Poulenc
    First movement from Sonata for Flute and Piano
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute, Eric Le Sage, piano
  • Antonio Vivaldi
    Il Gardellino, from Concerto in D, Op. 10, No. 3
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute, Jonathan Manson, cello, Trevor Pinnock, harpsichord
    Theatre du Chatelet, Paris, France
  • Jacques Ibert
    Flute Concerto
    Emmanuel Pahud, flute, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Mario Venzago, conductor
    Metropole Hall, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Lane Cheney from San Antonio, Texas
  • Frank Bridge
    Idyll No. 2, from Three Idylls for String Quartet
    The Aronowitz Ensemble
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Robert Schumann
    Friendly Landscape, from Waldscenen (Woodland Scenes), Op. 82
    Dejan Lazic, piano
    The BBC Proms, London, England
  • Brad Richter
    Straelener Wald (Straelener Forest)
    Brad Richter, guitar
    Sears Recital Hall, Dayton, Ohio

hour 2

  • Bela Bartok
    Excerpts from For Children, Hungarian Folk Tunes, Volume 1
    Paul Galbraith, guitar
  • Thomas Robinson
    Twenty Ways upon the Bells, for Harp and Lute
    Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, lute
    Schwetzingen Festival, Schwetzingen, Germany
  • Bela Bartok
    Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
  • Johannes Brahms
    Wie Melodien Zieht Es Mir, from Five Lieder, Op. 105, No. 1
    Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello, Noreen Polera, piano
    Ramsey Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
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