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Selected Content from the August 1908 Edition of The Etude

    The Remarkable Case of the Late “Blind Tom.”

    “What was he? Whence came he? Was he the Prince of the fairy tale held by the wicked Enchantress; nor any beauty—not even the Heaven-born Maid of Melody—to release him? Blind, deformed and black—as black even as Erebus—idiocy, the idiocy of mysterious, perpetual frenzy, the sole companion of his waking visions and his dreams—whence came he, what was he, and wherefore?” Read More


    Special Notices

    Professional Want Notices are inserted at a cost of five cents per word, cash with order. Business Notices, ten cents per word, cash with order. Do not have replies directed to this office. THE TAUSIG HAND EXPANDER, an aid to… Read More


    Questions & Answers.

    We sympathize with you in your difficulty in exterminating moths. Moths rarely attack a piano that is in constant use, but you have assured us that your piano is used every day and is also in a light room. We do not think that you need have any fear of serious damage if the piano is sufficiently used. Read More


    Recital Programs

    Pupils of Miss Mattie Kirkpatrick. Rigaudon (4 hds.), Chaminade; Constancy (song), Parker; Sonatine—Petite Soiree, Schmoll; Laughing Jenny, Schmoll; Hongroise (4 hds.), Enke; Forgotten (song), Cowles; The Cuckoo, Ashford; The Tin Soldiers’ Parade, Otto; Little Sunshine Polka (4 hds.), Wohlfahrt; joyous Peasant,… Read More


    The World of Music

    Miss Jessie Shay, a most talented and admirable young American pianist, who had played with our leading American orchestras, toured with Kubelik and met with success in Europe, died on June 21st. Miss Shay had been on a tour to Mexico. On her return from that country the steamship in which she was traveling was seized by a terrific storm. Read More




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