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Bruce Adolphe

Weekend of January 7, 2012

The Piano Puzzler

We gave composer Bruce Adolphe a well-deserved holiday break last week, but this week it's back to business as usual. Bruce is back with a brand new Piano Puzzler. Every week, we get a listener on the phone to try to guess the hidden tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Tune in to see if you can guess what's going on in this week's Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Thomas C. Kelly
    Pastoral and Reel, from Three Pieces for Strings
    The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Fionnuala Hunt, conductor
  • Johannes Brahms
    Hungarian Dances, WoO 1
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Barbican Hall, London, England
  • Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Patricia Minot from Bradenton, Florida
  • Traditional Irish (Arranged by Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh)
    I Have two Yellow Goats, the Glen Cottage, and I'll Tell Me Ma
    Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh, fiddle
  • Thomas C. Kelly
    O'Carolan Suite in the Baroque Style
    The Irish Chamber Orchestra, Pekka Kuusisto, violin and leader
    Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
    Concerto in E Minor for Flute, Violin, Strings, and Continuo, TWV 52:e3
    REBEL Ensemble
    International Handel Festival, Gottingen, Germany

hour 2

  • Johannes Brahms
    Intermezzo No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 119
    Helene Grimaud, piano
  • Jean Francaix
    Scherzo from Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
    Susan Rotholz, flute, Tamar Beach Wells, oboe, Kathryn Taylor, clarinet, Wayne Hileman, bassoon
    Doctorow Center for the Arts, Hunter, New York
  • Padma Newsome
    Two movements from With Eyes Cast Down
    Rachael Elliott, bassoon, John Orfe, piano and harpsichord, Padma Newsome, viola, voice, piano, and harpsichord
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Op. 73, (Emperor)
    Helene Grimaud, piano, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Roger Norrington, conductor
    Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany
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