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Piano Puzzler®
Every week Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking.

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Piano Puzzlers Sheet Music
Impress your friends at your next party or gathering! Piano Puzzlers gathers together the sheet music to 32 of the best piano puzzlers so that you can be the toast of your next party or gathering. The puzzlers serve as a great icebreaker for any occasion to get the conversation rolling. Click here for more information.


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July 24, 2013
This week's contestant is William Beyer from Des Moines, IA.
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July 17, 2013
This week's contestant was Bob Boguslaw USMC from West Friendship, MD.
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July 10, 2013
Piano Puzzler contestant: John C. from Charlotte, SC
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July 3, 2013
The great Johann Sebastian Bach had died 30 years earlier. But at that point, nobody really knew his work. It hadn't been published, and the only people who had it were devotees who passed around hand-written copies. One of those devotees was the Baron von Swieten, in Vienna. The Baron had a young friend named Mozart, and every Sunday, Mozart would go see the Baron, and play Bach. Mozart was enthralled. He copied out the music, studied what Bach had written for the keyboard, and re-arranged it for string quartet. On Wednesday's Performance Today, we'll hear the Orion Quartet play fugues by Bach, lovingly re-imagined by Mozart.
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June 26, 2013
This week's contestant is Mike Miller from NYC.
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June 19, 2013
This week's contestant is Jessie James Marshall Jr. from Tallahasse, FL.
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June 12, 2013
Al Albers from Madison, WI.
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June 5, 2013
Peter Sagal from Chicago, IL.
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May 29, 2013
American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.
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May 22, 2013
Tom N. from Lynn Center, IL.
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