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Table of Contents

Musical items

Music Study in Chicago

New York, the Place for the Music Student

Wm. H. Sherwood Writes

Studio Meditations

Bridge between Mechanism and Esthetic Piano Playing

Personal Power and Influence

Class-Work for the Piano-Student

Mozart's Journey from Vienna to Prague: A Romance of His Private Life

Broken Stairways

Johannes Brahms

The Use and Abuse of the Piano-Forte Pedal

Are Exercises Necessary?

Komikal Kadenza

Recitals, Pro and Con

One Type

Letters to Teachers

Marchesi's Opinion of American Voices

Musical Listener


Harmonic Analysis: An Aid to Piano Students

Trials of a Student

Pleas for Mediocre Talent

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Chicago music, music for children, music culture


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 15, Number 02 (February 1897)
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