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Selected Content from the September 1910 Edition of The Etude

    The Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities


    JAMES HOTCHKISS ROGERS. Mr. Rogers was born at Fair Haven, Conn., February, 1857. After studying for awhile in his own country, in 1875 he went abroad and continued his studies in Berlin. He was a pupil of Loeschhorn and Ehrlich... Read More

    Franz Liszt and the Origin of the Symphonic Poem

    Liszt understood that to introduce new forms, he must cause a necessity to be felt, in a word, produce a motive for them. He resolutely entered on the path which Beethoven, with the Pastoral and Choral Symphonies and Berlioz with the “Symphonie Fantastique” and “Harold in Italy” had suggested rather than opened, for they had enlarged the compass of the symphony, but had not transformed it, and it was Liszt who created the symphonic poem. Read More

    How Music Helps The Business Woman

    BY MRS. HERMANN KOTZSCHMAR   [Editor's Note.—In The Etude for July, 1909. Mrs. Kotzschmar had an article upon a subject similar to the above, giving stimulating advice to women who are engaged during the day but who desire to… Read More

    Answers to Questions

    Edited by LOUIS C. ELSON   Readers are reminded that no questions sent in to this department can be answered unless accompanied by the full name and address of the sender, not necessarily for publication. This is asked simply… Read More

    A Napoleon of the Piano

    The name Napoleon is used so frequently and so inappropriately to describe the successful men of finance and in other lines of human endeavor that it has become ridiculed by many. However, our readers may be somewhat surprised to… Read More

    The Forgotten Rivals of Great Composers

    For a long time, people of real musical taste had deplored the increasing lack of sincerity in opera, but not until Gluck’s advent had a man of the necessary ability and stamina appeared to effect the long-hoped for reforms. Read More


    A Trip to the Shrine of Beethoven, Part II. By Richard Wagner.

    By Richard Wagner   A Remarkable Indication of the Imagination of the Great Musical-Dramatist Reprinted by Special Request   Part II. [Synopsis: The first part of this remarkable article, indicating Richard Wagner's unlimited and exceptionally versatile imagination, was printed… Read More


    Well Known Composers of To-Day - George B. Nevin

    The subject of our sketch represents a branch of musical endeavor which deserves the greatest possible encouragement. To Mr. Nevin, music is first of all a work of love. Read More


    World of Music

    At Home. Chicago has lost one of the most promising of her younger organists in Mr. Lester Bartlett Jones.   Mrs. J. Irving Wood and Miss Alice J. Bloxham, the elocutionist, are giving Strauss' melodrama Enoch Arden at various… Read More


    A Poet’s Influence Upon the Music of His Day

    One of the most significant characters in the musical history of the eighteenth century and at the same time one of the least known at the present day was the Italian poet, P. A. D. B. Metastasio, whose dramas… Read More


    Justice to Weber

    A great injustice had been done to Weber by the musical historians and critics. Almost unanimously they gave Berlioz credit for innovations that sprang from the genius of Weber. It was Weber's scores that suggested to Berlioz his audacious… Read More




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