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Selected Content from the May 1898 Edition of The Etude


    Art does not, of necessity, emasculate its followers; the rather does it cultivate that spirit of fixity of purpose, that reckless, dashing enthusiasm that leads a possessor to heroic deeds that succeed beyond all reason. The artist’s fiery earnestness and self-devotion are part of the stuff of which heroes are made. Read More

    The Woman’s Club a Factor in General Music Culture.

    If—and notice I say if—women have never been great producers of music, they have at all events shown a great appreciation of those who were. And where is this so much in evidence as in the Woman’s Musical Club, where composers are studied, lionized, and even worshiped with an intensity and interest known to no other art? Read More

    Questions and Answers

    Etude is pronounced, in an Anglicized form, as if spelled a-tood. The French pronunciation of the letter e is similar to the German ue… “Brainard’s Musical World” is consolidated with The Etude, and is no longer published as a separate journal… The so-called American fingering has been almost entirely superseded by the foreign. No recent books are published in American fingering… The names largo, larghetto, andante, and allegro have no real significance, so far as indicating a rate of any movement on the metronome… Read More

    Home Notes.

    Pugno, the great French pianist, discovered a new musical genius in the person of Master Ralph Wetmore, a fourteen-year-old violinist of Springfield… A CONCERT in aid of the Peabody House, the pioneer in kindergarten work in the United States, was given in Boston lately. The entire program was made up of compositions by Mrs. Beach… EDWARD BAXTER PERRY played at a matinee at Kullak’s Academy of Higher Pianism in Berlin on March 22d, and gave a recital in Saal Bechstein on the 24th. Read More

    Poor Old Blind Tom.

    Blind Tom, the weak-witted, sightless negro, whose phenomenal gifts as a pianist and whose unnatural powers made him a wonder of the world some years ago, is now a gray-headed, infirm old man, living in retirement in a little cottage… Read More

    Musical Items

    Alexander Siloti, the Russian pianist, who met with such marked success in the United States this season, sailed for Europe early last month. He was greatly pleased, and will return next year. Read More

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