Weekend of November 14, 2009
Our weekly Piano Puzzler is on the way, as composer Bruce Adolphe takes up residence at the PT Piano. Bruce re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. A Performance Today listener calls in, tries to name the hidden tune, and the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. (This week's caller is from Columbia, South Carolina.)
Sonata Pian e Forte
The Canadian Brass
Clarinetist Johnny Teyssier and pianist Teddy Abrams
Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia
"The Piano Puzzler"
This week's contestant is Butch Thompson from Columbia, SC.
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 ("Unfinished")
The Aspen Chamber Symphony with conductor Andrey Boreyko
Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado
Johann Strauss, Jr.
Annen Polka, Op. 117
The Vienna Philharmonic with conductor Daniel Barenboim
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Cello Concerto in A, Wq 172
Cellist and conductor Paul Watkins with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Radio Concert Hall, Oslo, Norway
Excerpts from "Petrushka"
Pianist Yuja Wang
The Frederic Chopin Society, Saint Paul
Finale from Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp Minor
The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Daniel Barenboim
Musikverein, Vienna, Austria