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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 • 270 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 01/20/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/20/2021

    Contestant is David Hempling from San Francisco, CA

    • 5 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/13/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/13/2021

    Contestant is Chuck Romportl from Hopkins, MN

    • 7 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/06/2021

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 01/06/2021

    Contestant is Sana Sarfraz from Agoura Hills, CA

    • 5 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/30/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/30/2020

    Contestant is Ray Lancaster, Columbia Hill, SC

    • 8 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/23/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/23/2020

    Contestant is Colleen Stadnick from Katy, TX

    • 8 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/16/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 12/16/2020

    Contestant is Beatrice "Bee" Newman from Kapaa, HI

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

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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!

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Performance Today 💖

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

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This is an incredible show! I’ve been listening for years and there is no other show even remotely like this. The Piano Puzzler is simultaneously fun and jaw dropping as the tremendous genius of Bruce Adolph is on display through his witty, tantalizing and virtuosic piano creations.

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