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Selected Content from the January 1913 Edition of The Etude

    Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities


    Special Notice to Etude Readers During the past four years THE ETUDE has presented, in its original feature page, "The Gallery of Musical Celebrities," over two hundred and fifty portrait biographies of famous musicians of the past and present,... Read More

    The World of Music

    At Home. Fritz Kreisler, the famous, violinist, is repeating his former successes in this country.   The New York Sun speaks of Victor Herbert as "the greatest American composer ever born in Dublin and educated in Germany."   The… Read More

    Mile-Posts in Pianistic Progress. By the Eminent Pianist Teacher SEÑOR ALBERTO JONÁS

    The mechanical piano will be so perfected that the “performer,” by manipulating stops and levers with hands and feet, will be able to give an individual touch, accentuation and color to every single note, as the pianist does now, and the result may be the same, but with greater effects, with the peculiar articulation and rapidity of enunciation of mechanical appliances. The device, until now sought in vain, whereby a “vibrato” can be imparted to any string of the piano, like the vibrato a violinist brings forth, will be invented; the tone will be sustained, increased and diminished at will, as produced now by players of string and of wind instruments. More than that every instrument of the orchestra will be played automatically, and it will be possible for one person to control a combination of them, or possibly all, so that the “virtuoso manipulator” will “play” alone sonatas for piano and violin, quartets for piano and string instruments, concertos for piano and orchestra. Read More


    The Way Massanet Composed

    Massenet heard his music mentally, he needed no piano to assist him. It is said that he kept no piano in his country house nor in his Paris apartment. Once when the librettist of one of his operas called… Read More



    Leopold Godowsky - The Place of Technic in Pianoforte Playing

    [EDITOR’S NOTE.—The following interview with the renowned pianist, Leopold Godowsky, was secured shortly after his arrival in America for his present tour, No pianist in recent years has attracted such wide attention as Godowsky. He was born at Wilna, Russia… Read More




    Johannes Brahms - The Etude Master Study Page

    Brahms’ family name appears in some forms as Brahmst. At least it may be so found upon the program of a concert given in 1849. The master’s father was an able but little known musician, Johann Brahms. He played the viola, violin, ‘cello, flute, horn and contra-bass. Here and there he managed to pick up an odd job in addition to his regular work as a performer on the double bass at the theatre and in the Philharmonic concerts, and as a member of the town military band. Despite his versatility and ability, Brahms’ father was so poor that he was not above “passing the hat” when he played in summer gardens. Read More




    Answers To Questions

    Q. Do composers of the highest grade find it necessary to go to the piano for their musical ideas or do they sit down and write their music straight off?—B. T. E. Read More




    Personal Recollections of Famous Musicians

    Written Especially for The etude by the Eminent Composer, Conductor, Singer and Teacher   GEORGE HENSCHEL, Mus. Doc.   [Editor's Note.—The distinguished composer, conductor, singer, pianist and teacher, George Henschel, who has kindly consented to give his personal recollections… Read More





    George Dudley Martin - Well Known Composers of To-day

    George Dudley Martin was born at Scranton, Pa., in 1881. He studied with Silas Rosser (piano) and Dr. Alfred Wooler (theory). Later he went to Philadelphia where he became the pupil of Constantine von Sternberg (piano) and Dr. Hugh A. Clark (theory). Read More





    Pupils’ Recitals

    Pupils of Anthony N. Schuh, F. A. Nelson, Emmet Pendleton, Miss Etta H. Schmid, Mrs. C. A. Gregory, Sheridan Hersee Isaacs (Ensemble Recital), Miss Jessie Whitaker, and Mrs. Randolph Miller. Read More





    Musical Thought and Action in the Old World

    After a period of deep thought on the psychology of musical æsthetics, one finds the subject not wholly clear. But the theory of chord development along the overtones, reviewed last month, suggested a search as to how or why we enjoy music; and here goes. Read More








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