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Selected Content from the October 1919 Edition of The Etude

    Rachmaninoff

    This is the first issue of The Etude which has ever been devoted in great part to a living composer—a Rachmaninoff issue. Editorial binoculars often look far into the distance, but cannot even focus upon men and things nearby…. Read More

    A Magnificent Gift

    Augustus D. Juilliard, whose name was known only to a circle of friends and business connections a few months ago, has sprung into fame by the surprising bequest in his will of amounts reported to be from $5,000,000.00 to… Read More

    How Music Saved a King

    One of the fascinating little bits of mediaeval romance is the tale of Blondel, the minstrel to Richard I. After the King was captured by his enemies, he apparently dropped out of existence. Blondel then set out upon a… Read More

    Upward Music

    The progress of the reformatory and prison systems during the last century has been one of the encouraging signs of human development. From the crudest kind of cruel discipline in the management of miscreants, we have advanced toward the… Read More

    Technic To-Day and Yesterday

    Tausig, according to the say-so of the editor of his Studies, Heinrich Ehlert, had very strict ideas upon certain phases of pianoforte study and technic.   As near as we can get to it from written records, Tausig used… Read More

    “Acclaimed by the Orient”

    It has been the custom for years for pianists about to embark upon the golden seas of the American concert tour, to forward their European press notices. Now comes one, Podolsky by name (as yet unrecorded in any of our… Read More

    Chopin Opus 35

    In an inquiry conducted some years ago, a number of great pianists, speaking independently of each other, gave the Chopin Opus 35—the great Sonata in B flat as their favorite composition—the piece they liked to play best of all…. Read More

    A Birthday Celebration

    The Musical Times of London, which many Britishers like to think is the most important of the English musical publications, celebrates its seventy-fifth birthday this year—surely a proud and venerable age. In the anniversary issue there is an extremely… Read More

    Seven Hours of Music

    An American captain, returned from France, tells an interesting story of the way in which our men went up to the front just before the first battles in which American troops participated. He was conducting transport trains to the front… Read More

    Amerikanischer Marsch

    Here is an amusing office incident which many of our readers will enjoy. In the first package of manuscripts received from Germany since peace came were the compositions of a widely-admired composer whose works have been played by thousands… Read More

    An Encouraging Failure

    Musicians like to think that the tendency in mankind is away from the brutal toward those things which are ennobling, because music at its best appeals to the higher side in man.   It is, therefore, interesting to note… Read More

    National and Radical Impressions in the Music of To-day and Yesterday

    An Interview Secured Expressly for The Etude with the Eminent Russian Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Sergei Rachmaninoff   [Editor's Note.—Not since the days of the triumphs of Rubinstein in America, has any Russian pianist-composer achieved such success as has Mr…. Read More


    Rudolph E. Schirmer 1859—1919

    The Etude notes with deep regret the death of Mr. Rudolph E. Schirmer, President of G. Schirmer, Inc., of New York. He was born at New York July 22, 1859. Educated in private schools at New York and Weimar, Germany;… Read More



    Appreciations of Rachmaninoff from Famous Musicians in America

    Harold Bauer Sergei Rachmaninoff once said to me that he loved everything   that Tschaikowsky had ever written. I doubt if any single phrase could better illustrate the character, the tendencies, the modesty and generosity of the distinguished composer who… Read More




    Beethoven—Iconoclast, Democrat, Genius

    By the Noted Critic and Author HENRY T. FINCK   [Editor's Note:—Just when the spark of Democracy commenced to flicker in Germany no one knows. Our own republic was well established when Beethoven reached his prime, and it is… Read More




    An Authentic Biography of Rachmaninoff

    Especially Translated from the Russian of I. Korzuchin By KURT SCHINDLER   This Biography Has Been Read by the Great Composer In Person, and Is, Therefore, Accurate   Rachmaninoff is now 45 years of age. He was born on… Read More







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