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America's Pioneer A Cappella Choir of Youth

Music of the Walt Disney Cartoons (interview with Paul J. Smith)

Operatic Nomads in Opera Land: Do You Want to Sing in Opera in Italy? Here is How They Begin

Aeolian Harp—and How to Make It

Was Herbert Spencer Right?

Polka Again

Love of Music and How It Is Cultivated

First American Pianist: A New Orleans Prodigy—First American to Appear in European Concerts

Fate Was Their Fortune: How Destiny Remade The Lives of Famous Musicians

Napoleon Helps a Yankee Town

Their Toughest Spot: Getting the Right Start

Behind the Scenes in Radio

Origin of a Great School: The Paris Conservatoire

In a Garden of Genius: An Introduction to the Study of the Preludes of Chopin

Making Sight Reading Easy

Chopin's Most Popular Short Prelude, Master Lesson on Prelude Opus 28, No. 20, in C minor

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Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Leonard Burland, Webster Groves, Missouri, American composer, Jesse Gaynor, beginner piano


Composition | Music | Music Pedagogy | Music Performance


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 58, Number 07 (July 1940)
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