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Table of Contents

Comments by Emil Liebling

Danger of Premature Introduction of Classical Music

Some Thoughts on Teaching the Pianoforte

Great Players and Great Teachers


Symposium: Is the Teaching Season Growing Shorter?

Origin of the Baton

Critical Comment

Factors in a Teacher's Success

Behind the Scenes in Art-Life

Violins and Girls

Hearing Music as a Factor in Musical Education

Attempting the Impossible

Technic and Emotion

Sin Against Good Taste

Writing of the Requiem: The Story of Mozart's Masterpiece

Originality Impossible

Good Advice

Nervousness Before Appearing in Public

Methods and Results

Eclecticism in Music

Home Influence on Pupils

Memorizing is Such Hard Work

Credit To Whom Credit is Due

Changes in Musical Taste

Troublesome Relic

Youthful Martyrs of the Keyboard

Two Great Pianists

Does it Pay to Borrow Money?

Musical Puzzle

Chats with Voice Teachers

Chats with Voice Students

Convenient Maxims


Hygienic Value of Singing

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


classical music, music lessons, Christmas issue


Composition | Ethnomusicology | 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 16, Number 12 (December 1898)
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