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Selected Content from the September 1899 Edition of The Etude

    Woman’s Work in Music

    Having laid hold of truth (which is wisdom), the very best way to right up a disorganized digestion is to begin to seek opportunities of giving trifling pleasures to others. One of the most necessary things in education is the cultivation of the power of being easily amused. There is nothing in which musicians fail more habitually. Read More

    Musical Items

    The tearing down of the old Music Hall in Boston has been begun.   Sir Arthur Sullivan’s memoirs are announced as nearly ready.   The Dresden, Germany, Conservatory had 1210 pupils the past year.   “Cyrano de Bergerac” is the… Read More

    Questions and Answers

    [Our subscribers are invited to send in questions for this department. Please write them on one side of the paper only, and not with other things on the same sheet. In Every Case the Writer's Full Address must be… Read More

    Old Fogy Redivivus

    ON A VACATION TRIP TO EUROPE-THE “OLD FOGY” ATTENDS THE BAYREUTH FESTIVAL.   Bayreuth, August 5, 1899.   Before I went to Bayreuth I had always believed that some magic spell rested upon the Franconian hills like a musical benison… Read More

    Acoustics as Part of a Musical Education

    By Louis C. Elson.   A few years ago two courses of lectures on musical topics were delivered at the Lowell Institute, in Boston, both being practically free to the public; one course, on "The Symphony and the Symphonic… Read More

    The Protest of the Individual

    By Harvey Wickham.   When one begins to be taught by science, he begins to realize his personal insignificance. In so many millions of atoms one atom more or less seems of no particular consequence. A man sees things… Read More

    Our Musical Atmosphere

    By George Lehmann.   All the world over the musician is a more or less happy-go-lucky fellow who concerns himself but little with what the morrow may bring forth. His temperament—using the term in its commonly accepted sense— is… Read More

    The Musician’s Marriage

    A Study of Matrimony and Music. By Louis Arthur Russell.   II.   To appreciate fully the possibility of a devoted lover, husband, or wife being also a true artist, one must know that constancy of love for one's… Read More

    Thought and Effect

    By Dr. Robert Goldbeck.   Musical thought corresponds to thought in language. Words are verbiage when the life-giving thought is lacking; they are meaningless. Words may be flowery, beautiful in their association, but when they convey no idea affecting… Read More

    Science Or Art?

    By Will Earhart.   (Abridged from a paper read before the Indiana State Music Teachers' Association.)     It is a common observation that educational advancement has been, in the last decad, rapid and extensive beyond all precedent. Never… Read More

    Method Versus Judgment

    By Clara A. Korn   In these days of keen competition between music-teachers it appears that the one idea that has taken deep root in the minds of instructors is that they must become known as the expounders of… Read More

    Musical Comments by Emil Liebling

    The recent death of Mr. Frederick Brandeis, of New York, removed from our mundane sphere a very capable, earnest, and conscientious musician, and yet he illustrated during his life the anomaly of a thoroughly good but not especially successful… Read More

    Letters to Teachers

    By W.S.B. Matthews   "Please explain the 'up-arm' touch as given in Mason's 'Technic.' A music teacher and I disagree about it. As I understand it the hand and arm in rising cause the fingers to press the keys… Read More

    On “American” Music

    By E. R. Kroeger.   One of the critics who attended the recent convention of the Music Teachers' National Association, at Cincinnati, wrote that, of the eighty-seven compositions by American composers rendered, there was but one that might be… Read More

    On Harmony Teaching

    By Homer A. Norris.   It is true that during the past fifteen years an extraordinary interest has developed in this country in the study of harmony, but the statement that we take this study more seriously here than… Read More

    Special Notices

    Notices for this column inserted at 3 cents a word for one insertion, payable in advance. Copy must be received by the 20th of the previous month to insure publication in the next number.   WANTED—CONCERT VIOLINIST AND VOCAL-… Read More



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