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Selected Content from the February 1909 Edition of The Etude

    The Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities

    GIACOMO MEYERBEER.  The famous dramatic composer was born in Berlin, September 5, 1791; died in Paris, May 2, 1864. Of Jewish family, his real name was Jakob Liebmann Beer. A wealthy relative made him his heir on condition that he... Read More


    It is well for teachers of music to realize that in advising their pupils to take the stage as a career they are urging them to enter a life that any unbiased observer will describe as an extremely undesirable existence. Even when stellar honors come to reward the actor who climbed up the rickety ladder of theatrical fame, he is confronted with a homeless, nomadic life of eternal appeal for that most fickle of all things—Public Approval. Read More

    Answers To Questions

    A department of expert advice for the use of any ETUDE reader who may desire information upon some special musical subject. SPECIAL NOTICE. 1. All questions must be signed with the name and address of the writer. No attention will… Read More

    The World of Music

    ADELE AUS DER OHE has had conferred upon her the title of “Royal Prussian Court Pianist,” she being probably the first woman pianist to be so honored by the Emperor William II of Germany. Read More

    Special Notices

    Professional Want Notices are inserted at a cost of five cents per word, cash with order. Business Notices, ten cents per word, cash with order. Do not have replies directed to this office. WANTED—Two practice claviers, secondhand, but in good… Read More

    Recital Programs

    Music That Progressive Teachers Have Found Desirable Pupils of the Eckert-Crane School.Sonatina in F, Beethoven; Vesper Bells, Krogmann; Comme Autrefois, Van Gael; Little Prince, Krogmann; Barcarolle, Grant-Schaefer; Squirrels at Play, Williams; Rosetta, Fantasie-mazurka, Bohm; Gavotte Antique, Geibel; Flowers of the… Read More

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