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Bruce Adolphe

Weekend of February 23, 2013

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. Is it "Stand by Your Man" in the style of Tchaikovsky? Or maybe "Do Re Mi" in the style of Arnold Schoenberg? Play along, see if you can guess the tune and the composer in this week's Piano Puzzler.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Third movement from Oboe Quartet in F, K. 370 (368b)
    The Boston Symphony Chamber Players
  • Paul McCartney
    Here, There, and Everywhere
    Frank Gabriel Campos, trumpet, Nicholas Walker, bass
    Hockett Hall, Ithaca, New York
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Doug Griggs from Georgetown, Kentucky
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Symphony No. 40 in G Minor
    The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Simon Rattle, conductor
    Royal Festival Hall, London, England

hour 2

  • Maurice Ravel
    Daniel Hope, violin, Jeffrey Kahane, piano
    Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
  • Claude Debussy
    Jardins sous la Pluie (Gardens in the Rain), from Estampes
    Mariangela Vacatello, piano
    International Chopin Piano Festival, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland
  • Joseph Haydn
    Keyboard Sonata No. 60 in C, Hob. XVI:50
    Mariangela Vacatello, piano
    International Chopin Piano Festival, Duszniki Zdroj, Poland
  • Igor Stravinsky
    Concerto in D for String Orchestra
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Edo de Waart, conductor
    Ordway Center, St. Paul
  • Joseph Haydn
    Third movement from Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet, the English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, conductor
  • Maurice Ravel
    Pavane for a Dead Princess
    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ivan Fischer, conductor
    The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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