To further inspire and engage the intermediate level student, Eleonor Bindman offers a new, delightfully designed and illustrated collection published by Carl Fischer. An American Calendar, provides teachers with a beautifully produced and carefully focused book, ideal for committed young players. Keyed to a representative event or holiday commemorated in each month of the year, this strikingly original collection of recital pieces will be fun to play from. Each piece, apart from its programmatic point, deals with a specific technical challenge for the developing performer, and the author has provided preparatory exercises to emphasize the technical content. The clever illustrations and short stories that precede each piece will help the student develop a convincing interpretation. This is a beautifully produced and carefully focused book, ideal for committed young players.