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Bruce Adolphe

Weekend of February 11, 2012

The Piano Puzzler

Every week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone to try to guess the tune and the composer Bruce is mimicking. Play along. See if you can guess the tune and the composer.

NOTE: Through our agreement with the Mozart Week Festival, the weekend show is not available for web audio streaming. To listen to the Piano Puzzler, click here.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Leos Janacek
    Two movements from Glagolitic Mass
    The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik, conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Two movements from Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat, K. 482
    Emanuel Ax, piano, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
    Mozart Week, Salzburg, Austria
  • Ignaz Holzbauer
    Anna's Recitative and Aria, from Gunther von Schwarzburg
    Mojca Erdmann, soprano, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, David Afkham, conductor
    Mozart Week, Salzburg, Austria
  • <a href="http://performancetoday.publicradio.org/podcast/piano_puzzler/">The Piano Puzzler</a>
    This week's contestant is George Sakakini from Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Mark O'Connor
    Appalachia Waltz
    Kevin Kumar, violin, Maia Jasper, violin
    Salastina Music Society, Los Angeles
  • Anonymous
    A New Hornpipe
    Solamente Naturali, Milos Valent, violin and leader
    Boston Early Music Festival, Boston

hour 2

  • Manuel de Falla
    Selections from Seven Popular Spanish Songs
    Kim Kashkashian, viola, Robert Levin, piano
  • Nino Rota
    La Passerella
    The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Claude Debussy
    Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra
    Nelson Freire, piano, the London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Barbican Hall, London, England
  • Donnacha Dennehy
    He wishes his Beloved were Dead, from That the Night Come
    Dawn Upshaw, soprano, the Crash Ensemble, Alan Pierson, conductor
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Twelve Variations in B-flat, K. 500
    Robert Levin, fortepiano
    Mozart Week, Salzburg, Austria
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