"There is much re-tasting and savoring to be had in this collection...belly-laughs, subtle jokes and connections." -- Fred Child, Host of NPR's Performance Today
About the Author
Whether its about a fugitive turkey, a mysterious message from the moon, or a teenage T. rex, Bruce Adolphes music captures the hearts and minds of audiences of all ages. Bruce has composed music for Itzhak Perlman, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the National Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Beaux Arts Trio, Sylvia McNair, the Brentano Quartet, and many other renowned musicians and organizations. A composer, author, actor, pianist and scriptwriter, Bruce has earned a national reputation as a leading figure in the field of music education and audience development. Renowned for combining comedy and musical scholarship, he has been the lecturer of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 1992 and a featured speaker at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art since 2001, as well as a frequent guest lecturer at many of the countrys premier concert series and festivals, music schools and education conferences. A prolific author, Bruce has written three books on the art of listening to music: The Minds Ear: Exercises for Improving the Musical Imagination; What to Listen for in the World; and Of Mozart, Parrots and Cherry Blossoms in the Wind: A Composer Explores Mysteries of the Musical Mind. He has appeared on nationally televised Live from Lincoln Center broadcasts, and is often a guest on National Public Radio. Bruces latest radio venture is a comic musical quiz show featuring his renditions of familiar tunes in the styles of famous composers for NPR.