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Selected Content from the April 1910 Edition of The Etude

    The Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities


     NICCOLO PAGANINI. (Pah'-gah-nee'-nee). Paganini was born at Genoa, February 18, 1784, and died at Nice, May 27, 1840. He was the son of a poor man, who had shrewd ideas of making a fortune from his son's talent, and obliged... Read More

    Some Violin Questions Answered

    A. P. H.—You are quite right as to the dates of the birth and death of Jacob Stainer—1621-1683. If the violin you speak of bears an earlier date, it is likely an imitation and not a genuine Stainer, always… Read More

    Violinists Classified

    "Lancastrian," a noted English critic of violin playing, makes an interesting classification of violinists, living and dead, in the Strad magazine as follows:   "Instinctively, in my mind, I arrange violinists into classes, or lines, much as follows: Firstly,… Read More

    The World of Music

    AT HOME. Max Fiedler has been re-engaged to conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra for two more years—much to everybody's satisfaction.   An American opera called Sarrona, by Legrand Howland. has been produced at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New… Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons


    We herewith present the first of a series of educational cartoons. The force of the cartoon in remedying social evils has been tremendous. Dickens and Cruickshank overturned the iniquities of the British School system by means of their verbal and pictorial cartoons. Tom Nast made Boss Tweed say: “My people can’t read—but when Tom Nast draws a picture of me with my hand in the other fellow’s pocket, the game is up.” The use of comic pictures to show an evil at a glance has never been applied to the educational side of music hitherto. Read More

    The Etude Educational Cartoons


    We herewith present the first of a series of educational cartoons. The force of the cartoon in remedying social evils has been tremendous. Dickens and Cruickshank overturned the iniquities of the British School system by means of their verbal and pictorial cartoons. Tom Nast made Boss Tweed say: “My people can’t read—but when Tom Nast draws a picture of me with my hand in the other fellow’s pocket, the game is up.” The use of comic pictures to show an evil at a glance has never been applied to the educational side of music hitherto. Read More

    What Early England Gave to Music


    By JAMES FRANCIS COOKE(From “The Young Folks’ Standard History of Music”) [A few chapters suitable for periodical publication selected from the above mentioned work have appeared in past issues of The Etude. These are part of a series of forty… Read More

    Personal Glimpses of Moszkowski as a Teacher


    Moszkowski is one of those “ever-will-be-youthful” types of men, tall, slender, of a certain easy grace in carriage, a gentle air of live-and-let-live, with good will to all, distinct in expression of body as of face. Hair and mustache are somewhat auburn and not over plenteous, face rather long, with high brow, kindly eyes; the hands long and slender, with a few freckles upon them, the speaking tones clear, gentle, good-humored, haunting. Read More

    Some Familiar Teaching Pieces by Franz Liszt


    There are very few of Liszt’s compositions which are technically within the possible reach of the average piano student, none which may be called easy, but there is a very limited group of much prized, much used, well-nigh threadbare works of this “wizard of the piano” which forms a part of the working repertoire of every teacher and serves to introduce the pupil to the peculiar style and special technical difficulties common to Liszt’s productions. Read More

    Neglected Details in Pianoforte Study


    There is something particularly interesting in the recent and pronounced successes of Ferruccio Busoni in America which should be of greatest encouragement to those who have striven to succeed and who have imagined that their inability to compel immediate success can only be classified as failure. Busoni has always been recognized as an artist of great gifts and unquestioned artistic ability. It was, however, not until the present season, that American audiences have been forced to realize that in Busoni we now have one of the very greatest virtuosos of our time. His recent success is the result of development and a realization of early deficiencies. Busoni has never stopped in his effort to improve. Read More


    Liza Lehmann - To The Young Musician Who Would Compose


    I was studying with Mme. Clara Schumann in Frankfurt, where she had invited me to become better acquainted with the immortal songs of her husband, Robert Schumann. While I was in her home, Brahms came for a short visit. Naturally, I was in a state of great ecitement. (sic) The anticipation of meeting one of the world’s greatest masters was quite enough to set the student heart aflame. On the morning of the first day of his visit we had sardines for breakfast. They were served after the German custom in the original tin containers. What was my surprise and horror upon seeing Brahms devour his fish and then take up the can and drink the oil! Read More




    Answers to Questions


    Edited by LOUIS C. ELSON   In securing the services of Mr. Louis C. Elson as editor of this department, our readers are to be congratulated upon having placed at their service the rich experience of one of the… Read More




    Recital Programs


    Music That Progressive Teachers Have Found Desirable   Pupils of Miss Effie M. Duff. Sing, Robin, Sing, Spaulding; Under the Palms, Kern; Woodland Elves, Spaulding; Sea Side Hop, Fenimore; On the Beach, Fenimore ; A Spring Day, Fearis; The Joyous… Read More




    A Past Generation of Violinists


    As one generation succeeds another, it is interesting to note how men rise up who seem not only capable of grasping the needs of their own generation, but also of appreciating the probable line of future development. Such men… Read More




    About Tuning


    It is remarkable how little attention violin teachers as a rule give to teaching their pupils to tune the violin and to keep it in proper condition for playing. Yet this is absolutely of the first importance. It is… Read More




    The Ole Bull Centenary


    All Norway, and his birthplace, Bergen in particular, celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of the great Norwegian violinist Ole Bull, on February 5th. There were memorial concerts, and a volume of letters written during the youth of… Read More




    “E” Strings


    "Of the different makes of E string there seems to be no limit, and almost a book could be written about them; but for all solo purposes, quartet and chamber music playing in general, there is nothing to equal… Read More







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