November 2012
Teachers' Guide


November Student Page
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100 Day Practice Challenge: Encourage your students to take the 100-day practice challenge and then send a list of names, or their signed, completed practice chart to us and we will print their names in an upcoming issue of Piano Explorer. (Piano Explorer, 200 Northfield Road, Northfield, Illinois 60093). pdf

Recommended Recordings
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Ashkenazy conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra (Decca, 2007)
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Night on Bald Mountain, Etc; Paavo Jarvi conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (Telarc, 2008)
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition, Etc.; Jose Serebrier conducting the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (Naxos 2005)

Recommended Recordings
Chopin: The Piano Works; 13-CD Collector's Edition (Decca 2010)
Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra, Clarinet Quintet; Ashkenazy's son Dmitri plays the clarinet (New Pan, 2009)
Debussy, Ravel: Music For Two Pianos; Ashkenazy's son Vovka plays the piano with his father (Decca, 2009)
Recommended DVDs
Vladimir Ashkenazy- Master Musician (Christopher Nupen Films, 2008)
Beethoven: The Piano Concertos; Haitink conducting London Philharmonic Orchestra (Decca, 2007)

More links:

Film about Ashkenazy performing Chopin:

Working Itzhak Perlman on a recording:

Interview with Ashkenazy from 2009

Film about Ashkenazy from 1968:


Answers to November Puzzles

Maze (page 11)

Quiz (page 15)
1. a 2. b 3. d (a also accepted) 4. c 5. A Night on Bald Mountain, Boris Godunov.

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