Music: International A?

Since 1859 the French standard for A (pitch used for orchestra tuning, traditionally given by the oboe or clarinet) has been a tuning fork scaled to, vibrate 870.9 times per sec. at a temperature of 15° Centigrade.* Though it has never been adopted officially by international convention the French A has gradually obtained all over the world. Last fortnight Dr. Carl Maria Haselbrunner, editor of the Oesterreicliische Musikerzeitung and honorary president of the Austrian Musical Association strongly declared for such a convention. "There is a...

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