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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 • 259 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 11/18/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/18/2020

    Contestant is Gina Doorn from Los Alamos, NM

    • 9 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/11/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/11/2020

    Contestant is Jonathan Jager calling from Los Angeles, CA

    • 7 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/04/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 11/04/2020

    Contestant is Rodger Reynolds from Ashland, VA

    • 9 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/28/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/28/2020

    Contestant is Jim Hanson, St. Paul, MN

    • 10 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/21/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/21/2020

    Contestant Lessa Vernyi from Syracuse, NY

    • 7 min
    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/14/2020

    Performance Today - Piano Puzzler 10/14/2020

    Contestant is Bob McCauley from Houston, TX

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
259 Ratings

259 Ratings

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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. 💖🙏🏻🍀

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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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