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The Musical Forecast

Musical Life in Pittsburgh
As reflected in
The Musical Forecast
1921-1948

Introduction

In September 1921, a new periodical entered the musical life of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, aptly titled The Musical Forecast and published monthly. Although it covers global events and world-famous musicians, the primary focus of The Musical Forecast is on Pittsburgh’s musical life, its musical leadership and supporting organizations. David H. Light was Managing Editor until his death in August 1941. Feature Editor, Harvey Gaul, and several associate editors assumed leadership until January 1943 when Mrs. David H Light became Managing Editor through its final issue of July 1948.

This "review" is necessarily selective; its purpose is to highlight some of the many aspects of music in Pittsburgh that are described in each issue and to whet your appetite for more.

A card index of over 5000 entries (including those listed below) is located in the Music Department, providing access to articles, portraits and personalities for hundreds of area musicians.

Hard copies of the entire run of The Musical Forecast are in the Music Department. Please ask a librarian for assistance.

For further information contact the Music Department
Phone: (412) 622-3105
e-mail: musicdept@carnegielibrary.org

 

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Included in the listings which follow are (e.g.) Pittsburgh music personalities and groups, issues, venues, public and private schools, universities, radio as a pioneer, the church scene, art society, local authors and composers, aspects of musical performances, concert series, dance, and personal news from studios. These forty-five volumes reflect artistic activity in Pittsburgh during a 27-year period.

 

Focus

The Musical Forecast projected, critiqued, and challenged professional musicians of all persuasion, and the audiences who heard their efforts, to build on not only the musical riches of the past, but to envision what the future musical scene could be in Western Pennsylvania. Personalities, organizations, clubs, choral groups, instrumentalists, educational venues, all were challenged to expand their horizons in terms of places to perform, inclusion of new repertoire, scholarly pursuits, and the general growth of their art. The birth of Pittsburgh radio station KDKA in 1920 – known as “The Pioneer Broadcasting Station” – gave musicians a whole new audience.

During this era, music education in the Pittsburgh Public Schools flourished and excelled as evidenced in various articles. On another level, a broad spectrum of music and the “sister arts” is supported with enthusiasm and philosophical values.

Musical productivity and editorial language were influenced not only by the local scene, but were shaped by national and international artistic personalities, and by shifting political situations, such as The Depression, and World War II. Even though the City of Pittsburgh was a major industrial center, arts of every persuasion were considered a basic need in life, and this western Pennsylvania community excelled in its musical creations.

 

Intent

The platform upon which The Musical Forecast stood envisioned serving this community through disseminating news of the arts. It has been the intent of researchers during 2007 to bring to print the leadership and direction of musical artistry in Pittsburgh during the first half of the 20th century. Each generation stands on the shoulders of those who precede it. The history of Pittsburgh music today is deeply indebted to philanthropists, musical giants, and the loyal audiences who supported and sustained their labors during this earlier period.

 

AFRICAN-AMERICAN

  • American Negro in Music, and the Pittsburgh Negro in Particular (Gaul)
  • National Association of Negro Musicians Convenes in Pittsburgh, August 1941 (editor)
  • National Negro Opera Company production (January 1944) (editor)
  • Negro Choir Festival (Baird)
  • Negro musicians: Mary Cardwell Dawson conducts Dett’s "The Ordering of Moses"
 

ART

  • Art Society enters its 57th year (Sept. 1930)
  • Artists in equity (Lewis)
  • Associated Artists in their thirty-first year (Gaul)
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh resplendent at Carnegie Institute (Gaul)
  • Current Carnegie International (Gaul)
  • Painting in the United States - A Stirring Show (Gaul)
  • Painting in the United States, 1944 - A High Achievement at Carnegie (Gaul)
  • Pennsylvania in the Field of Art (anon)
  • Sixty-Five Year Old Art Society (a tribute by Harvey Gaul, Oct. 1938)
 

AUTHORS, PERSONALITIES, PERFORMERS, and TEACHERS

  • Achtzehn, James (baritone)
  • Adams, Johnny (tenor)
  • Adams, Mrs. Crosby (composer)
  • Aiello, Rose (violin; concertmaster for Women’s Symphony Orchestra of Pittsburgh)
  • Alaire, Berenice (soprano)
  • Altwater, Norma (soprano)
  • Ambrits, Stevan G. (violin)
  • Aranyi, Francis (violin, conductor)
  • Archer, Frederic (conductor, organist)
  • Archer, Harry G. (piano; organist, First Lutheran)
  • Atkinson, Betty Jane (violinist, Pittsburgh Symphony)
  • Austin, Bernice (piano)
  • Aylesworth, Merlin H. (broadcasting)
  • Baird, George M. P. (numerous editorials)
  • Baird, J. Julius (department editor; organist St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Sewickley)
  • Bakaleinikoff, Vladimir (conductor, assistant and interim, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Baker, Bertha (music in public schools)
  • Balter, Lucy Doockler (piano)
  • Bane, Edith (piano)
  • Banks, Ralph (tenor)
  • Bartletti, Alfred (choral director)
  • Bartoletti, John S. (violin)
  • Battis, William Sterling (dramatic director)
  • Beddoe, Dan (tenor)
  • Beegle, May (concert manager)
  • Bell, John A. (organist, First Presbyterian)
  • Benn, Oleta Albertson (music education professor., Carnegie Institute of Technology)
  • Bennett, Clifford A. (organist, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic )
  • Benswanger, William E. (Pittsburgh Symphony annotator for 18 years)
  • Bentel, E. Franklin (organist, East End Christian)
  • Berkey, Hilda (contralto)
  • Bernstein, Florence G. (piano)
  • Bernthaler, Carl (accompanist/conductor)
  • Bidwell, Marshall (organist, Third Presbyterian, and Carnegie Music Hall)
  • Blacklock, Norma L. (harpist; teacher)
  • Bodycombe, Aneurin (organist, First Presbyterian)
  • Bodycombe, Henrietta (pianist, teacher)
  • Bortz, James A. (concert manager)
  • Boswell, Alfred C. (opera)
  • Bowman, Edgar (organist, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic)
  • Boyd, Charles Nelson (founder Pittsburgh Musical Institute; organist.)
  • Breeskin, Elias (conductor)
  • Brockett, Harry B., Jr. (tenor)
  • Bund, Emil (music dealer)
  • Cadman, Charles Wakefield (composer)
  • Clark, Edward I. (harmonica bands)
  • Claudy, Ida Heatley (contralto; vocal teacher)
  • Clemson, Christine Miller (contralto)
  • Collins, Earl B. (organist, Bellefield Presbyterian and Pennsylvania College for Women)
  • Connelly, Eugene L. (writer; manager)
  • Crawford, D. J. (harmonica)
  • Dawson, Mary Cardwell (soprano; music educator, conductor)
  • Debacker, Pierre (violin, concertmaster of KDKA orchestra)
  • Del Bianco, Oscar (violin; conductor, String Symphonic Ensemble)
  • Demmler, Oscar W. (music educator)
  • Dorian, Frederick (professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology)
  • Dornberger, Phillip (piano)
  • Earhart, Will (music director, Pittsburgh Public Schools)
  • Eckhardt, Florence Gretton (concert manager)
  • Eicher, Robert (violinist, teacher)
  • Eifler, Letty (soprano with “Red Arrow Quartet”)
  • Elias, Esther (Musical Musings)
  • Emich, Madeleine (organist)
  • Engle, Marion (piano)
  • English, Clyde (organist, Sixth United Presbyterian)
  • Fawcett, Walter (organist, Christ M.E. Church)
  • Federer, Ralph (composer, pianist)
  • Ferguson, John M. (choral conductor, “Orpheus”)
  • Fillion, Ferdinand (violin, teacher, studio head)
  • Fingerman, Charles (Musigrams)
  • Finney, Theodore (music history, composer)
  • Fischer, August Herman (music educator, French horn)
  • Fischer, Esther Evans (singer, teacher)
  • Fisher, Virginia Hewitt (pianist, accompanist)
  • Fitz-Randolph, Mme (aka Katherine Timberman) (contralto; teacher)
  • Flinn, Mathilda (soprano; placement manager)
  • Floyd, H. Alan (organist, First Baptist)
  • Foerster, Adolph M. (Pittsburgh composer and historian)
  • Foster, Stephen Collins (Pittsburgh composer)
  • Foust, Florence Graybill (beginning music teacher, Pittsburgh Musical Institute)
  • Foy, Leonore Gordon (soprano, teacher)
  • France, Norma (contralto)
  • Francois, Gabriel Mark (violin maker)
  • Freni, Adrian E. (vocal instruction)
  • Fuhrmann, Edward A. (choral conductor)
  • Galbraith, Reynolds (organist, H. J. Heinz Co.)
  • Gamble, Ernest (bass/baritone)
  • Gardner, William R. (tenor; choir director)
  • Gaul, Harvey (Feature Editor, Musical Forecast.; composer; organist, Calvary Episcopal)
  • Genet, Marianne (Pittsburgh composer; pianist; organist, St. Stephen’s Episcopal)
  • Genge, Walter (organist, Fourth United Presbyterian.)
  • Gibansky-Kasanoff, Julia (piano)
  • Gibson, Lawrence Clifford (tenor)
  • Gittings, Joseph H. (Music Head, Penna. College for Women; singer, organist, concert manager)
  • Goodell, Alice (Head of Music Dept., Pennsylvania College for Women; organist)
  • Gray, Carolyn (piano; accompanist)
  • Green, Howard (pianist; composer)
  • Griffiths, Anne (voice teacher)
  • Griggs, Christine (piano/theory teacher, Pennsylvania College for Women)
  • Hall, Mrs. William MacClay (Board Chair, Pittsburgh. Symphony Society)
  • Hamer, Alfred (organist, Trinity Cathedral)
  • Hardman, Frank F. (tenor; teacher)
  • Harper, James C. (school principal)
  • Harris, Edward (accompanist; coach)
  • Harris, Henry (piano)
  • Harris, Josephine (vocal coach)
  • Hazlett, William A. (organist, First Presbyterian, Wilkinsburg)
  • Heimert, Delphine (soprano)
  • Heinrich, Karl (school of dancing)
  • Heinroth, Charles (organist, Carnegie Music Hall)
  • Helfenbein, Oscar (pianist)
  • Herbert, Victor (conductor, Pittsburgh Orchestra; composer)
  • Homer, Louise Dilworth Beatty (soprano/opera)
  • Horne, Margaret (violinist, conductor)
  • Huehn, Julius (baritone)
  • Hunter, James C. (organist)
  • Ingersoll, Maude (manager; teacher)
  • Janson, Selmar (professor of piano)
  • Jennings, Arthur B. (organist, Sixth United Presbyterian)
  • Johe, Edward (organist)
  • Johnson, Alfred H. (organist, Sewickley Presbyterian)
  • Kagan, Pescha (pianist)
  • Karp, Richard (violist; conductor)
  • Kaye, Joseph (violin maker)
  • Keener, Suzanne (coloratura soprano)
  • Keil, Helen (singer, teacher)
  • Kennedy, Reed (baritone)
  • Kensey, Blanche Jamieson (organist)
  • Keppel, Catherine (organist)
  • Kilroy, Irma Guthoerl (organist, St. Basil’s Church, Carrick)
  • King, Bertha Gross (organist, First Reformed Presbyterian)
  • King, Byron W. (vocal restoration)
  • Kinley, Florence H. (organist, St. Paul’s Evangelical, North Side)
  • Kirkpatrick, Elizabeth Lloyd (soprano)
  • Kleber, Henry (piano store; conductor, composer)
  • Kliachko, Samuel (cello, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Koch, Caspar P. (municipal organist, Carnegie Hall, North Side; professor)
  • Koch, Paul W. (organist, teacher)
  • Kountz, Richard (Pittsburgh composer)
  • Krepps, Gertrude Lenore (harp)
  • Kunitz, Luigi von (violin; conductor)
  • Lechner and Schoenberger (piano firm)
  • Leonhart, Raymond (chimer, Trinity Cathedral)
  • Lewando, Frances Gould (vocal teacher)
  • Lewando, Ralph (editor, Who’s Who in Music Circles; music critic)
  • Lewis, Beatrice (music historian)
  • Lewis, Emma Baumann (singer)
  • Light, David H. (founder and editor, The Musical Forecast)
  • Lipscomb, Joseph (singer)
  • Lissfelt, J. Fred (music critic, Pittsburgh Sun-Telegraph)
  • Lissfelt, Mildred Chamberlin, (soprano, teacher, choral director)
  • Litchfield, Mrs. Lawrence (pianist)
  • Litt, Rose Meitlein (violinist)
  • Lockhart, Lee M. (instrumental conductor, Pittsburgh Public Schools)
  • Logan, Sarah J. (contralto, teacher)
  • Lomask, Milton (violin, concertmaster)
  • Longnecker, Eleanor Sisterson (organist, teacher)
  • Lotz, Fred W. (organist, Emery M.E.)
  • Lunt, Ernest (choral conductor, Mendelssohn Choir)
  • Mace, James Stiles (choral conductor)
  • MacGregor, Jean E. (organist, Ben Avon United Presbyterian)
  • MacKee, Chester (orchestral conductor)
  • MacLeod, George J. (organist; head of music department, Shady Side Academy)
  • Martin, Grace Blenko (pianist, teacher)
  • Martin, Mrs. James Stephens (Annie) (voice teacher)
  • Mayer, Carrie Mina (contralto, pianist, teacher)
  • Mayer, Rhinehart (organist, St. Peter’s Episcopal)
  • Mayer, Stanley Dehler (The Bibliophile’s Shelf)
  • Mayhew, Mr. & Mrs. Charles E.
  • McBride, Grace (violinist)
  • McCreery, Kathleen Steenson (organist, Church of the Ascension)
  • McDermott, Sylvie Derdeyn (singer, teacher)
  • McElvany, G. Logan (organist, First English Lutheran)
  • McKenzie, Mae B. (college professor, Pennsylvania College for Women)
  • McLanahan, Margaret (soprano)
  • McMillan, Grace E. (pianist; teacher)
  • McMurtrie, Burt (music critic [Press] and director, radio WCAE)
  • Metcalf[e], Arthur Cromwell (singer, choral director)
  • Millen, Irene (music librarian)
  • Miller, Lois (organist, soprano, composer)
  • Miller, McClurg (voice professor, Duquesne University)
  • Mitchell, Elsie Breese (soprano)
  • Mitchell, Viola (violinist)
  • Modarelli, Antonio (conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony)
  • Morris, Neva (contralto and chanteuse)
  • Moses, Elbert R. (speech therapist; founder, Pittsburgh School of Speech)
  • Murdoch, Mrs. David V. (Tuesday Musical president)
  • Mussler, Selma Brandt (pianist, organist, teacher)
  • Mustin, Burton H. (singer/actor)
  • Namara, Cecilia (dramatic soprano)
  • Neesham, Marie Mushrush (contralto, dramatist)
  • Nesbit, Linda A. (historian)
  • Nevin, Arthur (Pittsburgh composer)
  • Nevin, Ethelbert W. (composer)
  • Nevin, Gordon Balch (organist, composer)
  • Newman, Jean McCrory (concert manager)
  • Norton, Albert Reeves (Pittsburgh Musical Institute)
  • Norton, Eunice (pianist, teacher)
  • O’Brien, J. Vick (composer; Head of Music Department, Carnegie Institute of Technology)
  • Ochsenhirt, Homer (conductor – choral and instrumental)
  • Oetting, William (founder Pittsburgh Musical Institute; organist)
  • O’Hara, Norman (tenor; teacher)
  • Otey, Wendell (University of Pittsburgh faculty, composer, organist)
  • Parry, Florence Fisher (columnist)
  • Parsons, Catherine Norris (soprano)
  • Parsons, Chauncey (tenor)
  • Paur, Emil (conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony)
  • Peabody, Herbert C. (organist, Church of the Ascension)
  • Pearson, Charles A. H. (professor, Carnegie Institute of Technology; organist)
  • Perkins, Lyman Almy (singer, teacher, coach)
  • Perry, Winifred (contralto; radio staff)
  • Philipi, Daniel R. (organist, Church of the Ascension)
  • Phillips, Harold D. (organist, Trinity Church)
  • Raboch, Ernest (bass-baritone)
  • Raymond, Rose (pianist)
  • Reese, Reese R. (baritone, teacher)
  • Reichenfeld, Eugene (instrumental teacher, conductor)
  • Reiner, Fritz (conductor, Pittsburgh Symphony)
  • Renton, Walter C. (organist, Edgewood Presbyterian)
  • Retter, Carl (pianist, conductor)
  • Reuter, Robert (organist, First Trinity Lutheran; choral conductor)
  • Rhodes, Will (tenor)
  • Ringwalt, Henry L. (choral director)
  • Rocereto, M. Salvatore (director, University of Pittsburgh band & orchestra)
  • Rodrigues, John Lawrence (singer, teacher)
  • Rohrer, Gertrude Martin (composer; famous for “Pennsylvania”)
  • Rossini, The Rev. Carlo (composer; director of boy choir, St. Paul’s Cathedral)
  • Roxer, Betty (organist, First Presbyterian, Carnegie)
  • Russell, Dallmeyer (founder Pittsburgh Musical Institute; pianist )
  • Sanford, Helen (pianist, accompanist)
  • Saudek, Victor (musical director, KDKA; conductor)
  • Savage, Ralph Butler (voice teacher)
  • Scanlon, Ellen (cellist, Pittsburgh Symphony)
  • Schmidt, Henry Kloman (piano teacher)
  • Schmidt, Henry Kloman, Jr. (trumpet; composer)
  • Seibel, George (columnist; radio commentator)
  • Sexton, J. Vincent (dance)
  • Shapiro, Max (violin professor)
  • Skiles, Wilbur Alonza (voice specialist; author)
  • Sladek, Paul (violinist; Duquesne University instructor)
  • Smith, Josiah F. (organist, East End Christian)
  • Smith, Sherwood (organist, Bellevue Methodist)
  • Snyder, M. Elizabeth (organist, Emery Methodist)
  • Specter, Edward (manager, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Steiner, William Gossuth (pianist, composer, editor; organist, Rodef Shalom Temple)
  • Steinfirst, Donald S. (Music critic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
  • Stolarevsky, Mihail (viola, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Stone, William (violin, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Sullivan, Winifred (pianist; organist, St. Joseph’s, Coraopolis)
  • Thaw, Mrs. William, Jr. (President, Pittsburgh Orchestra Association)
  • Thomas, Keziah (contralto)
  • Thomson, Edith Taylor (concert manager)
  • Treasure, Gwen (violinist, teacher)
  • Truxell, Earl (pianist)
  • Tucker, George Norman (organist, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Mt. Lebanon)
  • Van Vliet, Cornelius (cello, first chair, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
  • Vernier, Paul (columnist)
  • Vierheller, Amanda (voice teacher)
  • Vogel, Walter R. and C.J. (brothers; music store owners and managers)
  • Volkwein , Jacob C. (Volkwein Brothers music firm)
  • Volkwein, Rudolph G. (Volkwein Brothers music firm)
  • Von Kunits, Luigi (violin; concertmaster, Pittsburgh Orchestra)
  • Wagner, Samuel G. (high school instructor of music; music store owner)
  • Walker, Blanche Sanders (accompanist)
  • Webster, Beveridge (pianist; Director, Pittsburgh Conservatory of Music)
  • Weitzel, George (vocal teacher and coach)
  • Welker, Helen (pianist; faculty, Pennsylvania College for Women)
  • Weller, Frances G. (music critic; columnist – Siftings, & Briefly Told)
  • Wentzell, William (organist, East Liberty Presbyterian)
  • Wettach, Theodore G. (organist, pianist)
  • Wheeler, Vincent (composer; organist, Emory Methodist)
  • White, William Braid (pianist)
  • Whitmer, T. Carl (Pittsburgh composer; organist, Sixth Presbyterian)
  • Whitney, Cass Ward (baritone; teacher)
  • Wichmann, Russell G. (organist, Shadyside Presbyterian, and Heinz Chapel; composer))
  • Wickline, Homer (organist, pianist, composer)
  • Wild, Earl (pianist)
  • Wiley, Lois (contralto)
  • Williams, Julian (organist, St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Sewickley)
  • Wilson, Mrs. George (Kate DeN. – prominent in Pittsburgh musical organizations)
  • Wilson, Mary Reese (contralto)
  • Wolk, Henry (violinist, teacher)
  • Woshner, Valentina (organist, Church of the Resurrection, Brookline)
  • Yost, Gaylord (violinist; Pittsburgh composer and teacher)
  • Zeigler, Laura Evelyn (music educator)
  • Zitterbart, Fidelis (Pittsburgh composer)
  • Zukas, Jean Lewis (violinist)
 

CHORAL

  • Joseph Horne Company Chorus (anon)
  • Pittsburgh Chorales at an All-Time High (Gaul)
  • Ringwalt Choral Union (Elias)
 

CHURCHES

  • Chimes of Trinity Cathedral (Leonhart)
  • Flood of 1936: Losses suffered by musicians, churches (Weller)
  • Music in our Pittsburgh Churches (Elias)
  • Something will have to be done about some of our churches! (Gaul)
 

CONCERT SERIES

  • Bortz DeLuxe Concerts
  • May Beegle Concerts
 

CRITICS & REVIEWERS

  • Gaul, Harvey
  • Lewando, Ralph
  • Lissfelt, J. Fred
  • Mayer, Stanley Dehler
  • Parry, Florence Fisher
  • Seibel, George
  • Weller, Frances
 

DANCE

  • Revival of Antique Dancing (Sexton)
 

EDUCATION ARTICLES

  • Anthems inspired by Stained Window Glass [in Heinz Chapel]
  • Buhl Foundation Grant given orchestra for school concerts (editor)
  • Carnegie Institute of Technology/Music Dept.
  • Children’s Academy of Music (editor)
  • Duquesne University School of Music
  • Fifth Annual Public School Music Festival (editor – 1925)
  • Fillion Studios
  • Harmonica Band (E. I. Clark)
  • In Our [Pittsburgh] Educational Institutions (editor)
  • Irene Kaufmann Settlement Music School (its history)
  • Music at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (Nesbit)
  • Music at Carnegie Tech (re: J. Vick O’Brien)
  • Music in the Pittsburgh public and high schools (Bertha Baker & Will Earhart)
  • Music in the school for the blind (Nesbit)
  • Music Supervisors’ National Conference, 1935 (Gaul)
  • Orchestras in the high schools (Wagner)
  • Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League (editor)
  • Place of Music in Education (Earhart)
  • Public School Instrumental Classes (Demmler)
  • Putting Music in the Public Schools (Earhart)
  • School Bands and the Community (Harper)
  • 2700 Children in the Pittsburgh Public School Festival
  • University of Pittsburgh Sesquicentennial Events (1937)
  • Who’s Who on the [music] Faculty, Duquesne University (editor)
  • Work of the Woods Run Settlement House (Linda Nesbit)
 

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • Carnegie Institute of Technology, Music Department
  • Duquesne University, School of Music
  • Esser School of Music (1912); Esser Institute of Music and Arts (1930)
  • Fillion Studios (1925)
  • Irene Kaufmann Settlement Music School (c. 1920)
  • Jacques School of Dancing (1900)
  • Pennsylvania College for Women, Music Department
  • Pennsylvania Conservatory of Music and Allied Arts (1926)
  • Pittsburgh Musical Institute (1914)
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • Pittsburgh School of Speech
  • Shady Side Academy, Music Department
  • Studio School of Art
  • University of Pittsburgh, Music Department
  • Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind
  • Woods Run Settlement
 

FEATURED NEWS FROM STUDIOS

  • Bibliophile’s Shelf (Stanley Mayer)
  • Calendar of Music and Art (monthly)
  • Drama - Art - Dance (Beatrice Lewis, December 1935 – July 1948)
  • Drama Potpourri (Louis Abel, February-August 1929)
  • En Passant (Gaylord Yost, December 1935 - July 1948)
  • Forecast and Broadcast (re: KDKA - Dec. 1921 - April 1923)
  • Hautboys and Torches (September 1921 - May 1922)
  • Iconoclast articles (January 1925 - September 1926)
  • Junior Forecast (Lillie M. Jordan, ed.)
  • Music and the Arts in Clubs (Esther Elias, December 1939 - August 1942)
  • Musicians and Their Studios (editor)
  • Musigrams (Charles Fingerman, December 1928 - November 1929))
  • Musical Musings (Esther Elias)
  • Organists and Organists’ Activities (J. Julius Baird - Sept. 1936 through Jan. 1945)
  • Personals and News of the Studios (September 1922 - )
  • (The) Quiet Observer (George Seibel, Sept. 1937 - July 1948)
  • Sforzando (Gaylord Yost, February 1923 - November 1925)
  • Siftings (Frances Weller, March 1926 - December 1941)
  • Sister Arts (or, A Page of Sister Arts) (October 1921 -)
  • (The) Spectator (Florence Fisher Parry, May-December 1930)
  • Stories from the Studios (June 1922 - August 1922)
  • Things That Happen Here and There
  • Who’s Who in the Organ Loft (J. Julius Baird)
  • Who’s Who in Pittsburgh Music Circles (Ralph Lewando, November 1942- to July 1948)
 

FESTIVALS

  • Allegheny Music Festival
 

HISTORY

  • Dramamount Singers of Pittsburgh (history)
  • Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (editor)
  • History of Carnegie Institute (editor, Nov. 1943)
  • History of Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs (Dierks)
  • Music in Pittsburgh, 1921 (Boyd)
  • Musical History in Pittsburgh (January - July 1923, Foerster)
  • Musicians and their Studios (various, some with photos)
  • Musicians Club and the Community (Benswanger)
  • Now there were in their day many fine teachers here (Gaul)
  • Pennsylvania in Our Nation’s History (anon)
  • Pennsylvania Leads in Music (Foerster)
  • Pertaining to the History of Music in Pittsburgh (Lissfelt)
  • Renowned Pittsburgh musicians, now departed, who made music history (editor)
  • Stephen C. Foster Memorial to be Dedicated (editor)
  • That National Anthem (editorial)
  • They left here, made good-and how! (Gaul)
  • Tuesday Musical Club - early history (Mrs. A.V. Siviter, January 1931)
  • Tuesday Musical Club Observes "Golden Wedding" (Gaul 1939)
  • Twentieth Century Club (early history; editor, 1939)
  • Twenty Years of Forecasting Music and the Sister Arts (Lewis)
  • Volkwein’s Fiftieth Anniversary (editor)
 

ISSUES

  • Art of an Accompanist (Walker)
  • Art of Dancing (Heinrich)
  • Building a Program to Please (Lissfelt)
  • Business of Music Teaching (Yost)
  • "Canned Music" and the Human Orchestra (Parry)
  • Change for the Better - in Music (Boyd)
  • Chat About Folk Music (Lissfelt)
  • If Pittsburgh were really great (Whitmer)
  • Is Singing the Greatest Musical Art? (Flinn)
  • Joys of Music Teaching (Boyd)
  • Larger Appropriation for Park Band Concerts (The Iconoclast)
  • Launch campaign for municipal aid to music (national)
  • More Varied Programs (Benswanger)
  • Music and Arts: Bureau of Recreation, Pittsburgh (Schroeder)
  • Music and Leisure (Lissfelt)
  • Music as an avocation (Saudek)
  • Music Festivals through the ages (Lissfelt)
  • Music in Pittsburgh’s War Plants (editor)
  • National Music Week: Pittsburgh’s Official Program (1924) (editor)
  • Nature of Contemporary Music (Whitmer)
  • Neighborhood Music Studios (editor)
  • Pallatrome (aka Panatrome): A new musical instrument (editor)
  • Pennsylvania Folklore Society (Mayer)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates and Music (editor)
  • Revolutions in Music - Our Moderns (Lissfelt)
  • Singing: Pupil and Teacher Today (Savage)
  • Steinfirst disagrees with Yost (editorial)
  • Soldier and his Music (Lissfelt)
  • Teaching Music to Beginners (Foust)
  • This Business of Annotating (William Benswanger)
  • Unionism, music and Czar Petrillo (Gaul)
  • Vocal Myths (Mayhew)
  • What club women are doing for music (Voltz)
  • What is an accompanist? (Fillion)
 

LIBRARY

  • Boyd Library Association Planning Future Events (Gaul)
  • Carnegie Free Library of Allegheny
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (many entries)
  • David H. Light Memorial Record Library and Room (Gaul)
  • Fifty Years of Progress [at the Carnegie Library] (Millen)
  • Fosteriana presented to Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Weller)
  • Fourth Need of Man (Millen)
  • Light, David H. Memorial Record Library (Millen)
 

OPERA

  • No Opera for Pittsburgh (1932 season)
  • Opera Reminiscences [in Pittsburgh] (Hallock Sherrard)
  • Why Not American Opera? (Mrs. P. L. Crittenden)
 

ORCHESTRAS

  • A Major Orchestra for Pittsburgh
  • Fritz Reiner plans great season for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1937)
  • New Symphony Organization formed by Pittsburgh Women (editor)
  • Old Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (editor)
  • Only Two of Old-Time Pittsburgh Orchestra are now Living (H. B. Scott)
  • Our [Pittsburgh] Federal Symphony Players to Close their Portfolios (Gaul)
  • Permanent, full-time orchestra (Baird)
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (a history by Howard Kaye, May 1939)
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Society gives Inaugural Program (editor)
  • Value of an orchestra as a civic asset (Lewando)
  • Western Penitentiary orchestra (Tuesday Musical)
  • What of a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra? (Yost)
  • Why Not a Permanent Orchestra? (The Iconoclast)
 

ORGANIZATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS

  • Academy of Science and Art of Pittsburgh
  • American Guild of mandolinists, guitarists and banjoists
  • American Guild of Organists
  • American Musicological Society
  • Art Society
  • Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
  • Bach Choir of Pittsburgh
  • Boyd Memorial Library Association/Library
  • Braddock Male Chorus
  • Choirs, Choral Societies, & Clubs (numerous listings)
  • Civic Children’s Theatre of Pittsburgh
  • Civic String Orchestra
  • Dramamount Singers of Pittsburgh
  • In-and-About Pittsburgh Music Educators Club
  • Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
  • Music Teacher’s National Association (see photo Dec. 1937 p.3)
  • Musicians’ Club of Pittsburgh
  • National Association of Schools of Music (see Nov. 1924, p. 16, re: organizing in Pittsburgh)
  • Piano Teachers’ Association of Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh Apollo Male Chorus
  • Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society
  • Pittsburgh Choral Society
  • Pittsburgh Civic Ballet
  • Pittsburgh Concert Society
  • Pittsburgh Grand Opera Company
  • Pittsburgh Madrigal Singers
  • Pittsburgh Male Chorus
  • Pittsburgh New Friends of Music
  • Pittsburgh Opera Society
  • Pittsburgh Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh Polyphonic Choir
  • Pittsburgh Savoyards
  • Pittsburgh Society for the Improvement of Dancing
  • Pittsburgh String Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh String Quartet
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Society
  • Pittsburgh Woodwind Ensemble
  • Pittsburgh Youth Symphony
  • Ringwalt Choral Union
  • Sacred Heart Polyphonic Choir
  • Salvation Army Band
  • String Symphonic Ensemble Society of Pittsburgh
  • Studio School of Art
  • Tuesday Musical Club of Pittsburgh
  • Urban League
  • Westinghouse Community Chorus
  • Yost String Quartette
  • Young Men & Women’s Hebrew Association
 

ORGANS

  • Carnegie Institute Organ in the Music Hall
  • Carnegie Music Hall, North Side - re: new organ
  • Carnegie Organ (Oakland rebuild)
  • New Organ for North Side Carnegie Hall (editor)
  • Organ at the Allegheny Carnegie Music Hall (editor)
  • Theatre Organ and Organist (Cyril Guthoerl)
 

PERSONAL TRIBUTES

  • Centenary of a Great Musician (Stephen C. Foster)
  • Charles W. Cadman’s Life a Saga of Song (Lewando)
  • City-Wide Celebration for T. Carl Whitmer (Gaul)
  • Dr. J. Vick O’Brien Honored by School and Community (editor)
  • Emil Bund - Portrait of an Artist who was a Music Dealer (Gaul)
  • Harvey Gaul Tribute (editor - April 1941)
  • How Cadman Came to Pittsburgh and became a Composer (Seibel)
  • Life of Stephen Collins Foster (Gaul)
  • Light, David H. - editorial (Yost)
  • Passing of a distinguished citizen, David H. Light (Gaul)
  • Passing of Samuel Harden Church leaves a vacant throne (Seibel)
  • Personalities in the World of Music (Beegle)
  • Presser [Theodore] - A Pittsburgher (editor)
  • Reminiscences [of Harvey Gaul] (Van Etten, The Rev. Edwin J.)
  • Reminiscences of student days with T. Carl Whitmer
  • Victor Herbert: Editorial (July 1924)
 

PORTRAITS

  • Portraits: many memorable portraits of city and nation-wide musicians, catalogued by individual
 

RADIO

  • Broadcasting in 1941 (editor - Nov. 1931)
  • Influence of Radio on the Evolution of Music (D’Albe)
  • KDKA Broadcasts in Spanish
  • KDKA News of the radio-musical world (editor)
  • Past Year in Broadcasting (Aylesworth)
  • Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co. (see Station KDKA)
 

THEATER

  • Caravan School of Theatre Arts Makes Its Bow (editor)
  • Pittsburgh Center, Drama League of America (editor)
  • Pittsburgh Playhouse: Its History (editor)
  • Playgoer’s Retrospect (review of 1921-22 Pittsburgh theater season, by Elmer Kenyon)
  • Theatre in Pittsburgh (Baird)
 

VIOLIN

  • Dangers and Helps in Violin Study (Yost)
  • Empiricism of Violin Teaching (Yost)
  • Modern Violin Concertos (Yost)
  • Poverty in Violin Literature (Yost)
  • Violin Construction (Francois)
  • Violin Making (Joseph Kaye)

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