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Selected Content from the March 1901 Edition of The Etude

    Musical Items

    Ethelbert Nevin, one of the best-known and most popular of American composers, died at New Haven, Conn., February 17th. He had but recently been associated with Prof. H. W. Parker in the musical work of Yale University. Mr. Nevin was born in 1862 at Edgeworth, Pa., near Pittsburgh, of cultured parents, and early showed signs of a love for music. At the age of four he was often found at the piano thrumming tunes. It was not until 1884 that he began to take music seriously, when he commenced his studies with Karl Klindworth, with the intention of becoming a concert pianist. His teacher, however, persuaded him to give the major part of his attention to composition. Read More

    Ludwig Schytte.

    I was born April 28, 1848, in Aarbus, Jutland, Denmark, the youngest of thirteen children. My father, who was a minister, played with considerable skill a number of instruments—violin, viola, ‘cello, guitar, flute, and piano; my mother had an excellent voice, and all of my brothers and sisters were musical; so that in my childhood I heard a great deal of music. But what interested me most was chamber-music, Beethoven’s sonatas, and Chopin’s “tone-poems,” several of which one of my sisters played very well. Read More


    Pseudonyms of Musicians.

    COMPILED BY MYRTA L. MASON.  Stephen Adams is the pseudonym of Michael Maybrick; A. L., Mrs. A. Lehmann, mother of Liza Lehmann; Albani, Emma Lajeunesse. Julius Becht, Charles Kinkel; Helen Blackwood, Lady Dufferin; Blind Tom, Thomas Wiggins; John Braham, John… Read More


    Home Notes

    Edward Baxter Perry returned to Boston for the holidays after a tour of forty-five concerts and recitals in the Western States. He started the first of January on a Southern tour of seven weeks, to be followed by a trip in the New England and Middle States. Mr. Perry will fill a hundred and five engagements between October 17th and the first of April, which is the largest number of concerts ever played by any pianist in the same length of time. Read More


    Questions & Answers

    There is no clear explanation of the origin of the term “rag-time” as applied to the peculiar syncopated effects in music. Various persons claim to have been the first to use the term. The honor is a very doubtful one. Read More




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