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
Contestant is Jane Johnson of Indianapolis, IN
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/17/2021
This week's contestant is Caroline Cassil from Sutherlin, OR
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/10/2021
Contestants: Stephanie Anne & Susan Landers of Albuquerque, NM
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 02/03/2021
Contestant: Joseph Gewirtz from Harrisburg, PA
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/27/2021
Contestants: Isabella & Francesca Dawas from Minneapolis, MN
Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/20/2021
Contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA
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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.
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!
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I love this show and Fred Child from long ago in NPR. Thank you for being there again. 💖🙏🏻🍀