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Selected Content from the April 1915 Edition of The Etude

    The Wonderful Touch of Adolf Henselt

    PROFESSOR FREDERICK NIECKS has been writing in the London Monthly Musical Record on the subject of Adolf Henselt as man, pianist, composer and teacher. Speaking of Henselt’s touch, which Liszt said was “inimitable,” Niecks says: “Elasticity was at the… Read More

    Egotism, Eccentricities and Mannerisms Among Famous Musicians

    By LORNA GILL   The vanity of the musician is a theme upon which few disagree. The "big head" is the plague that counts its most numerous victims upon the concert and operatic stage, where it assumes so many… Read More


    How Schumann and Mendelssohn Regarded Poverty

    An interesting book entitled, A Day With Mendelssohn, by George Sampson, an English singer, records a conversation between Ferdinand David, Sterndale Bennett, Robert Schumann and Mendelssohn. The talk drifted around to Schubert, and more particularly to the extreme poverty… Read More




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