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Selected Content from the August 1903 Edition of The Etude

    The Esthetics of Modern Music

    BY DR. HENRY W. GILES. KUBELIK, the celebrated violinist once said: “Man longs for something—he don’t know what it is; I supply that want.” He might have named the composer as coadjutor with himself in filling this want. Apropos… Read More

    Munich, Bayreuth, and Wagner Festivals

    Those who have read the excellent biographical and descriptive works of Finck, Chamberlain, Mathews, and others have a faint idea of the awful financial strain to which Wagner was subjected at that time. That the Bayreuth Theater was built at all was a marvelous indication of Wagner’s financial ability, and of his extraordinary confidence in the principles which he knew to be right, a phase of his character too often omitted from the biographer’s catalogues of the marvelous man’s human achievements. Read More

    Anthems to Suit American Congregations

    We have noticed in the columns of this department several pleas for more  variety and interest in the programs of organ recitals. Organists will do well to heed these suggestions and apply them not only to their recital programs, but… Read More

    The Organist and the Congregation

    It is well to remind the organist now and then that he is the servant of the congregation. The attitude of aloofness that some organists bear toward the congregation is not compatible with the “reasonable service” they should render it. The organist is at his post, primarily, to assist the congregation in its worship. It follows, then, that he must understand the kind of worship that his particular congregation wishes to offer. He ought to be enough of a liturgist to know the significance of this and that point of the service, the lesson of the day and of the season, and the other numerous de tempore variations that occur in the course of the church year. Read More

    New Organ in Brown University

    The accompanying cut represents the new organ in Sayles Memorial Hall, Brown University, Providence, R. I., the gift of Mr. Lucian Sharpe, of the class of 1903. The instrument was formally opened June 16th by a recital given by Chevalier… Read More

    Musical Items

    In a sale of old violins in London, a Strad, dated 1717, brought $2200. A letter from Beethoven to Bettina von Amini was recently sold for $250. The meeting of the Illinois Music-Teachers’ Association at Galesburg was rather poorly attended…. Read More

    Recital Programs

    Pupils of Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler.Italian Concerto, Bach; Sonata, Op. 31, No. 2, Beethoven; Ballade, Op. 52, Chopin; Repos d’Amour (Duo), Henzelt (sic); Will ‘o the Wisp, Jensen; Rhapsodie Hongroise, No. 8, Liszt; A. D. 1620 (Sea Pieces, No. 3), Macdowell; Shadow… Read More

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