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Selected Content from the November 1923 Edition of The Etude

    Special Notices and Announcements

    CONDUCTOR OPEN FOR ENGAGEMENT—Tom Davles, F. T. S. C.—A. Mus. L. C. M. Conductor Port Talbot Choral So­ciety, South Wales, England, open to take any male voice choir, mixed choral or any church choir in U. S. A. (Conducted Bryn Choral… Read More

    Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing - Josef Lhévinne

    I have repeatedly had students come for instruction who have after great effort prepared one, two, or at the most three show pieces, even pieces as far advanced as the Tschaikowsky or the Liszt Con­certo, who barely knew what key they were playing in. As for understanding the modulations and their bearing upon the interpretations of such com­plicated and difficult master works, they have been blissfully ignorant. Read More


    World of Music

    Dorothy Howell has appeared as a new star in the constellation Feminine English Composers. At a recent concert she played her own Pianoforte Concerto in D Minor, of which the critics say, “It is an exceptional work in the fact that it is one of the few real concertos, that is, works in which the solo instrument joins with the orchestra and does not merely alternate, since the days before the virtuoso got the upper hand in the concert room.” … Dame Ethel Smyth’s new opera, “Fete Galante,” had its premiére at Covent Garden Theater. London, on June 11th, and was “a great artistic triumph” for England’s “most serious woman composer.” … Amy Woodforde Finden, one of the most gifted of recent English song-writers, and best known for her “Indian Love Lyrics,” had a memorial to her unveiled in April at Hampsthwaite Church near Harrogate. Read More





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