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Selected Content from the November 1901 Edition of The Etude

    Questions and Answers

    L. M. T.—There is no one work which goes exhaustively into the subjects you mention. Grove’s “Dictionary of Music and Musicians” is very full, but it does not give the pronunciation of proper names and musical terms. Riemann’s “Dictionary,” in… Read More

    Special Notices

    “MUSICAL ESSENTIALITIES,” BY H. FULLER, Philadelphia, Pa., is a very desirable book for music-students. The treatise on time and rhythm is worthy the attention of every musical student. See advertisement. THE LAWRENCE ORGAN MANUFACTURING Company, whose advertisement will be found… Read More

    Home Notes

    MR. OTTO PFEFFERKORN has accepted the position as head of the piano-department of the Gottschalk Lyric School, of Chicago… THE Pittsburgh Leader of October 20th contains an account of an autograph collection of famous musicians, the property of Mr. Ad. M. Foerster, among which photographs of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt are especially noteworthy; also a letter from Adelina Patti… DR. HENRY G. HANCHETT reports a successful summer season at the Monteagle, Tenn., Assembly. He had fifty students in his class and a chorus of ninety-nine; twelve concerts a week were given. Read More

    Editorials

    Music-students, and especially those of the feminine sex, are prone to allow music to consume all the time of study. Concentration is one thing, but narrowness is another, and it is unquestionable that he who narrows down to one side of anything kills it entirely. There is no breadth, there is no spontaneity, there is no inspiration, there is nothing that breathes of actual genius. There is nothing but the clang of the hammer and the evidence of drudgery. Read More

    Gustav Merkel.

    Gustav Merkel, who was one of the peers among the composers of organ-music in Germany, was born at Oberoderwitz, Saxony, in 1827. His youthful days were not specially eventful, his musical studies being directed by Julius Otto and the celebrated… Read More

    Registration.

    The selection of suitable stops with which to render an organ-composition deserves more than passing notice, and many compositions which seem uninteresting would prove quite effective if more attention were given to the choice of stops. The following suggestions are… Read More

    Sunday-school Hymn-tunes.

    I have often heard it said that the United States is very backward in taking hold of good music, and the reason given has usually been the newness of the country, followed by the prediction that, with greater age, this… Read More

    Choir-singers and Salaries.

    The tendency for the past few years in the majority of churches has been to economize on salaries paid church-singers. A short time ago a position in a New York choir was considered a sinecure, and the high salaries paid… Read More

    A Self-playing Organ.

    In a Kennebec church, Sunday week, says the Lewiston Journal, new minister—that is, one who was being given a try—had about as much trouble as usually falls to the lot of one poor candidate. He arrived early at the church… Read More

    Mixtures.

    The tragic death of President McKinley caused a universal revival of two familiar hymns which were special favorites with the late president. These tunes, by spontaneous and universal consent, were sung in most of the Protestant churches of the whole… Read More

    Recital Programs

    Pupils of the Hanmer School of Music, Mr. George Pratt Maxim, Miss Minnie Diederich, Mrs. Hattie Gans, and Mrs. W. E. Neave. Read More

    Woman’s Work In Music.

    The appearance of the Book  of the “Saturday Club,” of Sacramento, Cal., starts the question of how a club-booklet should be made. The publication in question is by far the handsomest musical- club book the Editor has ever seen; it… Read More



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