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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.

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    • 4.8 • 277 Ratings

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 02/24/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/24/2021

    Contestant is Jane Johnson of Indianapolis, IN

    • 11 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/17/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/17/2021

    This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR

    • 6 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/10/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/10/2021

    Contestants: Stephanie Anne & Susan Landers of Albuquerque, NM

    • 13 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/03/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/03/2021

    Contestant: Joseph Gewirtz from Harrisburg, PA

    • 8 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/27/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/27/2021

    Contestants: Isabella & Francesca Dawas from Minneapolis, MN

    • 7 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/20/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/20/2021

    Contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
277 Ratings

277 Ratings

JWeissman ,

Best musical game going

These are great fun. Bruce Adolphe has the musical-combinatorial wit of Peter Schickele and the teacher soul of Karl Haas. The puzzlers are just challenging enough and Bruce is great at helping listeners figure it out.

It helps if you know musicals and the Great American Songbook and the Beatles. Also children’s songs and, once in a while, vintage TV show themes.

Woodwardia ,

Update

Please consider adding more songs outside of Beatles, Great American Songbook, and Broadway classics to make this more accessible and rewarding to younger listeners. Love the challenge each week!

C. Light ,

Performance Today 💖

I love this show and Fred Child from long ago in NPR. Thank you for being there again. 💖🙏🏻🍀

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