The-Etude

The Etude magazine, April 1908. Young man plays the piano to an entranced young woman.

The Library of Congress says that it was published as “THE ETUDE AND MUSICAL WORLD” in 1896-1897, and they have Vol. 14, no. 1 (Jan. 1896). Title became THE ETUDE for 1897-1922, ETUDE MUSIC MAGAZINE 1922-1948, and simply ETUDE 1948-57. Last issue in LC was May 6, 1957.

The Etude, October 1908. Woman reads The Etude and sings along with the songbirds.

Targeted as much as possible to all musicians, from the novice to the serious student to the professional, The Etude printed articles about both basic/popular and more involved musical subjects (including history, literature, gossip, and politics), write-in advice columns about musical pedagogy, and graded piano sheet music. 

Fun Home Asks
  • It All Comes Back:what's the best thing you've ever found at a garage sale/thrift store?
  • Welcome to Our House On Maple Avenue:want part of your house is the hardest to keep clean?
  • Not Too Bad:do you consider yourself an artist?
  • Come to the Fun Home:have you ever been on TV?
  • Helen's Etude:have you ever misjudged someone?
  • Party Dress:have you ever been scared to wear a certain outfit out in public?
  • Changing My Major:have you ever experienced something that made you question your sexuality?
  • Maps:can you name the main places that your parents have lived in?
  • Read a Book:what's your favorite TV show?
  • Raincoat of Love:how often do you think up scenarios in your head that you wish could happen in real life?
  • Pony Girl:did anyone ever sing to you as a child?
  • Ring of Keys:is there a substantial moment that you can remember in your life that ultimately altered the way you think for the better?
  • Let Me Introduce You to My Gay Dad:have you ever been around when someone had a yelling fit/breakdown?
  • Days and Days:have you ever made any sacrifices that you regret?
  • Telephone Wire:is there something you wish you could be able to talk to your parents about openly?
  • Edges of the World:have you ever felt dangerously close to your breaking point?
  • Flying Away:looking back on your childhood, do you feel like what you went through reflects your life today?

The Etude, May 1913. Presser’s Musical Magazine. Schubert and His Friends.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) at the piano, playing for his friends while some of them sing. Appreciation of Schubert’s music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, as on the Etude cover, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades immediately after his death.