John Briggs



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Table of Contents

Most Potent Musical Forces of the First Half of the Twentieth Century Were . . . Achille Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, Maurice Ravel, Richard Strauss, Paul Hindemith, Arturo Toscanni, George Gershwin, Bela Bartok, Serge Prokofieff, Jan Sibelius

What is Happening to Music in America

Modern Music: The First Half Century

Let's Give Them a Rest!: Five Overworked Piano Pieces by Mendelssohn, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff Should be Retired in Favor of Less-Hackneyed Numbers

Rhythm Makes the Music Go

How I Stage an Opera (interview with Margaret Webster)

Art of Mezza-Voce Singing

Some Thoughts on How to Perform Bach

Master Lesson on Handel's Sonata in D Major (Adagio and Allegro)

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


The State of Music 1900-1950, modern music, European music, American music


Composition | Ethnomusicology | Fine Arts | History | Liturgy and Worship | Music | Music Education | Musicology | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance | Music Practice | Music Theory


Monthly departmental articles (e.g. Violin Questions, Band and Orchestra Department, etc.) have been omitted from the Table of Contents as well as monthly miscellany (e.g. World of Music, New Records, etc.). For a detailed index of articles, see Dr. Pam Dennis’s An Index to Articles Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883-1957 Part 1 and Part 2 (published by A-R Editions and the Music Library Association). An index to the musical scores included in each issue may be found in Dr. Douglas Bomberger’s An Index to Music Published in The Etude Magazine, 1883–1957 (also published by the Music Library Association).

Volume 69, Number 01 (January 1951)
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