Answers to Your Questions
Will you be adding more Piano Puzzler recordings to this website?
Yes. Check every month for additions and join our mailing list to know when and what we will be adding.
How do you get to be a contestant and play the Piano Puzzlers on air?
Contact American Public Media:
Can I purchase and send these Puzzlers as gifts?
Yes you can! Simply add the Puzzlers to your cart and when you get to the delivery screen to input your email address, you’ll see a gift box icon:
Click on the gift icon to send Puzzlers as a gift to anyone you choose – now or at a later date!
Are there published books of sheet music for the Piano Puzzlers?
You can buy both books from The Learning Maestros, here: http://thelearningmaestros.com/products?category=Sheet%20Music
You can also get the more recent book here: https://www.americanpublicmedia.org/support/shop/piano-puzzler/
And you can buy them from Amazon and most online sheet music and book sellers.
Does Bruce compose other music?
Yes, Bruce has composed many piano works, chamber music, orchestral pieces, and operas. His music has been performed around the world by great musicians, including Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Daniel Hope, Jeffrey Kahane, and over 60 orchestras. If you want to hear his piano music in particular, check out the Italian pianist Carlo Grante performing Bruce’s Chopin Dreams (and some more puzzlers) on Naxos: https://www.naxos.com/catalogue/item.asp?item_code=8.559805
Just as Chopin Dreams is about Chopin, My Inner Brahms is about…you can guess! I composed My Inner Brahms for Orli Shaham, who plays it so beautifully on track 7 of her fabulous Brahms Inspired recording:
My piece Einstein’s Light is a musical thought experiment inspired by Albert Einstein’s love of Mozart and Bach. You can hear the recording by Joshua Bell and Marija Stroke here:
Bruce’s website has much more information about Bruce’s composing and also his books: http://bruceadolphe.com
Does Bruce take suggestions for Piano Puzzlers?
Sometimes it happens. If you want to make a suggestion, Contact us through our online form. We can’t promise that your suggestion will become a Puzzler, but Bruce will definitely read your idea. On a few occasions, people have commissioned Bruce to compose a specific piano puzzler for an important event, such as a big birthday or graduation.