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Table of Contents

Now That Commencement Is Here?

Learning How to Help Yourself (interview with Kirsten Flagstad)

Yes There is a Musical Market

Radio Flashes

Pianist, Know Your Fingers: A New Approach to Piano Technic

Democracy of Radio (interview with Stephen West)

Mother Goose, Mus. Doc.: A Dramatic Piano Recital

Vital Inner Structure of Music: Is Counterpoint the Dry Bones of the Tone Art?

Some Tuneful Towns in the United States

Astonishing New Instrument

Beethoven's Best Clothes (an Anecdote)

Musical Radical Reforms

Great Master's Principles of Composition: Balakirev's Clear and Practical Ideas Upon Musical Structure

New Lights on Giuseppe Verdi as Seen in His Letters

Forward March of Music

Courses in Culture

Importance of a Fine Music Room

Making Songs by Magic

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Lynchburg, VA


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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 57, Number 06 (June 1939)
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