Music: New Magazine

Richard Wagner is often quoted as having said that the human voice is the foundation of all music. In the U. S., the human voice is more than this—it is the foundation of a great and prosperous trade. Behind the famous opera stars and song recitalists (the Rothschilds, the Astorbilts of their profession) there is a vast soviet of vocal students, church sopranos, ballad singers, cabaret songsters, 50,000 professional singers, male and female, and 250,000 assorted aspirants. Until recently the vocal industry was without a trade journal, but a fortnight ago the...

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