October - Student Page

100-day Challenge
- keep working on your practice charts. You can still do this challenge.
Start at any time! Download this chart or make your own. pdf

Students who have completed the 100-day practice chart

September Issue
- student page
October Teachers Guide
Kids' Corner
Past Issues


Composer of the Month

Franz Joseph Haydn



 Finale of Haydn's Farewell Symphony, No. 45 - watch the musicians get up and leave as the music progresses.



Haydn Symphony No. 101, The Clock - listen for the ticking sound at the beginning of the second movement (starting at 8:15):


Haydn Symphony #83, The Hen, first movement - do you hear a theme that sounds a little like a clucking hen?



The Violin

Itzhak Perlman performing Valse Scherzo by Tchaikovsky: 



Rachel Barton Pine performing Paganini Caprice No. 24:



String Quartet

Haydn String Quartet No. 62, second movement:  


Beethoven String Quartet No. 15:




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