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October 22, 2014

The Piano Puzzler

On Wednesday's Performance Today, composer Bruce Adolphe joins us with our weekly musical game. Play along; see if you can name the hidden tune and the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. Plus, we'll hear musical highlights from concert halls from Los Angeles to Hamburg.

Today's Playlist

hour 1

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Three-Part Sinfonia No. 9 and Three-Part Sinfonia No. 12
    Jeffery Kahane, piano
    Bach: Partita No. 4; Three-Part Inventions
    Nonesuch 79121
  • Franz Schubert
    Overture in the Italian Style in D Major, D. 591
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Thomas Zehetmair, conductor and violin
    Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's contestant is Nicholas Gurewitch from Rochester, NY
  • Joseph Haydn
    Symphony No. 102 in B flat major, Hob. I/102
    Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Jeffrey Kahane, director
    Royce Hall, Westwood, CA

hour 2

  • Francis Poulenc
    Valse, FP 17 (No. 5 from Album des Six); Discours du general, FP 23; La Baigneuse de Trouville, FP 23 (Nos. 3 & 4 from Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel)
    French National Orchestra; Charles Dutoit, conductor
    Poulenc: Aubade - Las Biches
    London 452937
  • Francis Poulenc
    Flute Sonata
    Ransom Wilson, flute; Andre-Michel Schub, piano
    Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY
  • Bent Sorensen
    Sigrid's Lullaby
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Ojai Music Festival, Libbey Bowl, Ojai, CA
  • Eric Whitacre
    The Seal Lullaby
    St. Olaf Choir; Anton Armstrong, director
    Boe Memorial Chapel, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • Billy Joel (arr. Craig Wende)
    Lullabye (Goodnight my Angel)
    Seattle Marimba Quartet
    In studio at KING FM, Seattle, WA
  • Wilhelm Stenhammar
    Symphony No. 2 in G minor: 3. Scherzo: Allegro ma non troppo presto; 4. Finale: Sostenuto - Allegro vivace - Tranquilolamente - Allegro ma non troppo
    North German Symphony Orchestra; Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
    Laeiszhalle, Hamburg, Germany
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