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Selected Content from the October 1923 Edition of The Etude

    Emma Calve - Practical Aspects of the Art of Studying Singing

    The voice demands care and sensible protection. Some singers seem to carry this too far. Patti, for instance, did not even read on the days when she was to sing. Her husband, Nicolini, had a theory that the voice was so delicate that even the act of reading caused a strain upon the eye muscles that was in turn communicated to the throat. Patti also did not attend rehearsals, in order that her voice might be spared. We may laugh at these precautions; but we must remember the very great length of time that the great singer preserved her voice. Read More



    The World of Music

    The 900th Birthday of Musical Notation has been celebrated in Europe. Our present system of notation was invented by Guido d’Arezzo in 1023… A “Music Stamp,” to call attention to the 1924 National Music Week, is under consideration by the Post Office Department… Joseph Leopold Roeckel, composer and teacher, died recently at Vittel (Vosges). He was born in London and spent most of his life in England. Read More



    A Chronological History of The Etude Music Magazine and the Theo. Presser Company

    1848, July. Theo. Presser born in Pittsburgh, Pa.   1864. Clerk in leading Music Store, Pittsburgh, Pa.   1866. Manager of same Music Store.   1869. Music Teacher in college in Ada, Ohio.   1869. Student and Music Teacher… Read More



    Josef Lhévinne - Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

    Secured Exclusively for The Etude by Interview with the Famous Virtuoso Pianist JOSEF LHÉVINNE   THE possibilities of the piano have been a matter of continual development. The highly developed instrument of to-day is the descendant of many attempts at… Read More







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