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Selected Content from the October 1906 Edition of The Etude

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    ALBUM, SIX SONGS, $1.25. FIRST PIANO LES-sons, Preparatory Harmony, $1.00. Sample copy, 20 cents each. Address, Oliver Skinner, Bloomington, 111. REFINED LADY WISHES POSITION AS A TEACH-er, accompanist or pianist. Address, M. L. D., Box 815, Wichita, Kans.         ALVAH GLOVER… Read More

    Musical Items

    Mr. Edward Zerdahelyi, who died at Philadelphia in August, aged eighty-four years, was an interesting figure in musical affairs. He was a Hungarian by birth and a member of a prominent family. When the rebellion broke out in 1848 he and his father joined the patriot cause and lost all their property, which was confiscated by the Austrian Government. In 1861 he came to this country and won distinction as a pianist. For the past thirty years he lived in Philadelphia, teaching at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Torresdale. He was a warm friend of Liszt, who dedicated to him the “First Hungarian Rhapsody.” Read More

    The Interpretation of Bach’s Works

    The Interpretation of Bach’s Works By WANDA LANDOWSKA (Translated by Edward Burlingame Hill) EVERY time the keyboard is mentioned in olden literature, it is always spoken of as being caressed, coaxed gently and tenderly. Those slight and fragile instruments… Read More

    Questions and Answers

    Mrs. J. S. P.—Of living German composers, the most eminent beyond a doubt is Richard Strauss, born at Munich, June 11th, 1864. He began composing when only six, having already begun piano playing at the age of four. He continued… Read More

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