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Selected Content from the June 1904 Edition of The Etude

    Questions & Answers

    The term “alto” as applied to the female voice is not correct; “alto” is one of the parts in music. It is generally agreed that the voice should be called “contralto.” However, we are correct in speaking of a male “alto,” which is a high voice, and therefore agrees with the root meaning of the word “alto.” Read More

    Dr. Theodor Lierhammer On the German Lied

    In talking on a subject intimate to any man, one gets a glimpse of his equipment, quite aside from any opinions that he may express on the work that absorbs him. Mr. John Drew has the most complete vocabulary of any man on the stage with whom I have talked, the outcome of a study of many rôles by well-equipped dramatists each with his special range of expression. With Dr. Lierhammer, in telling a story in general conversation, he gives it briefly, simply, yet graphically, and full of fancy—the result of study of the exact meaning of the words that he delivers in his lieder, and their relation to the picture that they sustain, conveying thus unconsciously the prime point in his art—the equal importance of the poet and the composer in the song. Read More

    Home Notes.

    An 8-year-old pianist, Maurice Robb, has been brought out by Mrs. Oscar Mansfeldt, in San Francisco. A program recently given contained numbers by Beethoven, Grieg, Schubert, Chopin, Moszkowski, and Mendelssohn. Read More

    Antonin Dvoràk.

    One of the great figures of modern music was taken from the world of activity, May 1st, when Antonin Dvoràk, the Bohemian composer, died at Prague. Read More

    Recital Programs.

    Recital programs featuring pupils of Patton Seminary Conservatory of Music, Ernst von Schlechtendal, L. E. Boob, National Conservatory of Music in New York City, and more. Read More

    Musical Items

    For the first time in four centuries a choir, which included women, sang in the Vatican, April 16th. The occasion was the performance of the Abbé Perosi’s new oratorio, “The Last Judgment,” before the Pope, cardinals, and other church dignitaries. The Pope, carrying out his purpose to revive Gregorian music, has established at Rome an international college for training boy singers. It is under the direction of the Abbé Perosi, who is master of music at the Vatican. Read More

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