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Selected Content from the February 1913 Edition of The Etude

    The Etude Gallery of Musical Celebrities

    PAUL ETIENNE VICTOR WACHS. (Vahks) Wachs was born at Paris, Sept. 19, 1851. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he was a pupil of César Franck, Duprato, and Victor Massé. He showed particular talent as an organist, and in 1877... Read More

    Success in Concert Singing - An Interview with the Distinguished English Contralto Mme. Clara Butt

    Lord Bolingbroke in his essay on the shortness of human life shows how impossible it is for a man to read more than a mere fraction of a great library though he read regularly every day of his life. It is very much the same with music. The resources are so vast, and time is so limited, that there is no opportunity to learn everything. Far better is it for the vocalist to do a little well than do much ineffective. Read More

    The World of Music

    Among the effects of the late Mme. Lina Ramann, who died recently at Munich, have been found a number of hitherto unpublished letters and documents relative to Franz Liszt. Lina Ramann intended to write a biography of Liszt in which these papers were to be included. They have been willed to Arthur Seidl of Dessau, who will complete the work Mme. Ramann began. … An American resident in Berlin has invented a piano with fifty-three notes to the octave. It is said to be as playable as the piano we are accustomed to, and the advantage gained is that the well-tempered scale is done away with. Read More

    Interesting Pupils’ Recital Programs

    Pupils of Mrs. Frederica Rose, Mme. Wood-Arfwedson, Myrtie S. Colvin, Henry Dellafield, Mrs. P. A. Skeen, Miss Annie M. P. Bundy, Albert F. Smith, J. Hillary Taylor, Miss I. B. White and Mrs. W. C. Roe, and Miss Effie M. Duff. Read More

    Questions and Answers

    Q. Is it possible to imitate orchestral instruments on the piano?—L. J. C. Read More

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