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Table of Contents

Music in Washington's Day: A Historical Sketch

Rest or Silence?

Outline and Atmosphere in Piano Playing (interview with José Iturbi)

Enemies of Your Piano and How to Fight Them

Establishing Music School Standards in America

How the Famous Safonoff Taught Scales

Robert Burns, the Song Writer

From Circus Band to Symphony Orchestra: A Remarkable Story of Triumph Over Apparently Insurmountable Difficulties (interview with Adolph Hirschberg)

Our First Musical Ambassador: Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Music Supervisors' Forum

Putting Heart Into the Tone

Merry Singers of Medieval Times

Preparing Pieces for a Recital

Some Russian Backgrounds in Music

Are Student Recitals a Bore?

Order—The First Law of Music Study

Novel Method of Advertising

Scale Families

Skimming Habit

Publication Date



Theodore Presser Company


Lynchburg, VA


Louis Moreau Gottschalk


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 50, Number 02 (February 1932)
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