Every week on Performance Today™, 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. From American Public Media.
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/06/2023
Contestant: Jonathan Jager calling from Los Angeles, CA
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/29/2023
Contestant: Joseph Gewirtz calling from Harrisburg, PA
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/22/2023
Contestant: Garrett Fitzgerald calling from Orono, Maine
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/15/2023
Contestant: Sara Tillotson calling from Tulsa, OK
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/8/2023
Contestant: Curtis Funk calling from Niskayuna, NY
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/1/2023
Contestant: Brian Hunke calling from Richmond, VA
Great to listen every week
Great to listen to. Enjoyable
I’ve learned so much about different composers and their styles that set them apart from other composers. Also I’m getting to know composers who I’ve never heard. The hidden tunes are just plain fun-and frustrating when they are right there on the tip of the tongue but you really have to use your noggen to identify it. I listen to weekly episodes while walking my dog in the morning. She looks at me strangely when I get a Piano Puzzler correct and let out a very happy “Yes”!
What a great celebration!
I learned a lot in this piano puzzler. It was so interesting. I always listen to piano puzzler podcasts on Sundays in the morning. That’s a great way to start a Sunday and this episode brought it all together for me. Thank you to both of you and everyone else who makes that happen.