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August 20, 2014

The Piano Puzzler

Every week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe rewrites 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 whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along on Wednesday's Performance Today, and see if you can guess the hidden tune and the composer.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Johann Strauss Jr.
    Carnevals Spektakel Quadrille Op. 152 (Carnival's Hubbub Quadrille)
    Czech-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; Johannes Wildner, conductor
    Marco Polo 223222
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
    Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27: 2. Alegro molto; 4. Allegro vivace
    Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra; Ling Tung, conductor
    Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village, WY
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Mary E. from Richmond, VA
  • Johann Strauss Jr.
    Kaiserwalzer, Op. 437
    Carol Wincenc, flute; Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet; Gloria Chien, piano; Ian Swensen, violin; Erin Keefe, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Dane Johansen, cello
    Music@Menlo, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, CA

hour 2

  • Percy Grainger
    Danish Folk-Music Suite: 3. The Nightingale and the Two Sisters
    Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Geoffrey Simon, conductor
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Capriccio Italien, Op. 45
    Walk Festival Hall, Teton Village, WY
  • Sulkhan Tsintsadze
    Six Miniatures
    Avi Avital, mandolin; Dover Quartet
    Savannah Music Festival, Temple Mickve Israel, Savannah, GA
  • Percy Grainger
    Lincolnshire Posy
    Dallas Winds; Michael Haithcock, conductor
    Meyeron Symphony Center, Dallas, TX
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