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Selected Content from the August 1907 Edition of The Etude

    World of Music

    Wilhelm Ganz, the composer, recently celebrated his seventy-fourth birthday. He settled in London, in 1857.   Mr. Walter Damrosch and his orchestra have been very successful in their concerts at Ravinia Park, near Chicago.   Orchestral matters in St…. Read More

    The Business Side Of Making An Artist

    A Delusion of Student Life. ONE of the cruelest experiences that confronts the student with ambitions to become a great interpretative artist is the disillusionment which he must suffer at the end of the period allotted to preparation for his… Read More


    Nicolas Rimsky-Korsakoff

    By Edward B. Hill   In spite of the many brilliant achievements of the younger school of Russian composers, the unquestioned recognition accorded to Rachmaninoff, Scriabine, (who has been for some months a resident of New York), Ippolitoff, Ivanoff and… Read More



    The Musical Education Of The Blind

    By George W. Gerlach   AN idea exists in the minds of many that the blind are peculiarly susceptible to a musical training; or—to use the common expression—are very musical. It is easy to understand how such a notion is… Read More



    The World’s Greatest Pianists II, by Dr. James Tracy

    By Dr. James Tracy    HENRY HERZ may be considered as one of the greatest pianists of the world. An Austrian by birth he went to Paris when a mere child, growing up a naturalized Frenchman. At the Paris Conservatory,… Read More



    Like Tracks In The Snow

    By THEODORE STEARNS   SULTRY summer sunshine, like the dull days of winter, does not promise much work, neither is it a particularly inviting incentive to the student of music. The vacation period, with its enchantments of balmy weather, genial… Read More



    Géza Horváth

    The races that make up the great Slav family have contributed much to music. One need but stop a moment to think of the Russians, the Poles and Hungarians, the Bohemians, and with them various smaller divisions. Everywhere that one… Read More



    Hans Sachs

    When you were young did you not like to while away some idle moments watching men at work? The present writer spent many such moments in a cobbler’s shop, watching the artisan at work, cheerily chatting about the affairs of… Read More



    The Development of the Pianoforte

    The Origin of the Piano. From the earliest dawn of civilization musical instruments have been in use, and all our music-making machines to-day are descendants of those which were used in the remotest ages of antiquity. It is a far… Read More



    Henry Parker

    It is a notable fact in the history of English music that many of the most distinguished men in that line of work gained their first practical knowledge of music as choir boys.   The custom of using boy sopranos… Read More



    A Hero of Music

    The reader of books has choice of works bearing such titles as "Heroes of Discovery," "Heroes of Science," etc. The musician who has read widely in the story of music knows that it is possible to make quite a… Read More






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