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The Musical Courier was a weekly 19th- and 20th-century American music trade magazine that began publication in 1880. 
The publication included editorials, obituaries, announcements, scholarly articles and investigatory writing about musical instruments and music in general. These included "construction practices, descriptions, tools, exhibitions and collections, new technologies, and laws and legal actions" relating to the music industry. There were articles on "companies and manufacturers of instruments, . . . entries on patents, trade marks, and designs for new or improved instruments", as well as reporting on "African-American music and culture, women's rights, John Philip Sousa, Antonín Dvořák and the influence of the rise of Nazi Germany on music in Europe." 
In 1897, Marc A. Blumenberg, the publisher, "separated the musical and industrial departments" of the magazine and began publishing the Musical Courier Extra "strictly as a trade edition." 
In the 1890s, a separate edition was published in England.  Composer, pianist, opera librettist, and music critic Leonard Liebling served as the publication's editor-in-chief from 1911-1945. 
Former University of Southern California professor Lisa Roma, an operatic soprano, acquired it in 1958.  She was the publisher and owner from 1958 to 1961.  The magazine ceased publication 1962. 
Theodor Kullak was a German pianist, composer, and teacher.
The New York Journal-American was a daily newspaper published in New York City from 1937 to 1966. The Journal-American was the product of a merger between two New York newspapers owned by William Randolph Hearst: The New York American, a morning paper, and the New York Evening Journal, an afternoon paper. Both were published by Hearst from 1895 to 1937. The American and Evening Journal merged in 1937.
Estelle Liebling was an American soprano and celebrated voice teacher and vocal coach. Born into the Liebling family of musicians, she began her professional opera career in Dresden as a leading coloratura soprano in 1898 when she was just 18 years old. She sang with several important opera houses in Europe, including the Opéra-Comique, the Semperoper, and the Staatsoper Stuttgart. From 1902-1904 she was committed to the Metropolitan Opera, and from 1903-1905 she toured internationally in more than 1,600 concerts with John Philip Sousa and his band. After her marriage in 1906, she performed only occassionaly in the succeeding two decades. She began her teaching career in the 1910s, not stopping until her death more than 50 years later. She mainly taught out of her private studio in New York City, with the exception of three years working on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in the 1930s. Many of her students were famous singers and entertainers, including sopranos Beverly Sills and Amelita Galli-Curci and actresses Gertrude Lawrence and Meryl Streep.
David Lang is an American composer living in New York City. Co-founder of the musical collective Bang on a Can, he was awarded the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Music for The Little Match Girl Passion, which went on to win a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance by Paul Hillier and Theatre of Voices. He was nominated for an Academy Award for "Simple Song #3" from the film Youth.
Richard Leo Simon was an American book publisher. He was a Columbia University graduate, co-founder of the publishing house Simon & Schuster, and father of famed singer-songwriter Carly Simon.
Lisa Roma (1892–1965) was an American soprano who toured in the United States with composer Maurice Ravel in 1928. She was chair of grand opera in the College of Music at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles beginning in 1930. Later, she was owner of Musical Courier magazine.
The Balkan Princess is a musical in three acts by Frederick Lonsdale and Frank Curzon, with lyrics by Paul Rubens and Arthur Wimperis, and music by Paul Rubens. It opened at London's Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February 1910. The cast included Isabel Jay and Bertram Wallis. There was a successful Broadway run in 1911 that used a libretto by Leonard Liebling, and the show toured widely thereafter.
The Lotos Club was founded in 1870 as a gentlemen's club in New York City; it has since also admitted women as members. Its founders were primarily a young group of writers and critics. Mark Twain, an early member, called it the "Ace of Clubs". The Club took its name from the poem "The Lotos-Eaters" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was then very popular. Lotos was thought to convey an idea of rest and harmony. Two lines from the poem were selected for the Club motto:
In the afternoon they came unto a land In which it seemed always afternoon
Karl Heinrich Barth was a noted German pianist and pedagogue.
Mary McCormic was an American operatic soprano and a professor of opera at the University of North Texas College of Music (1945–1960).
Arthur David Jacobs was an English musicologist, music critic, teacher, librettist and translator. Among his many books, two of the best known are his Penguin Dictionary of Music, which was reprinted in several editions between 1958 and 1996, and his biography of Arthur Sullivan, which was praised by critics in Britain and America. As an academic, Jacobs taught at the Royal Academy of Music, at Huddersfield Polytechnic, and at universities in the US, Canada, and Australia.
The Music Trades is a 130-year-old American trade magazine that covers a broad spectrum of music and music commerce, domestically and abroad. The magazine was founded in New York City in 1890 and, since the mid-1970s, has been based in Englewood, New Jersey. The Music Trades is one of the longest-running, without interruption, trade publications in the world. The May 2021 issue — Vol. 169, No. 4 — is approximately the three thousand and ninety-seventh issue. A controlling ownership over the last 91 years — seventy percent of the publication's total age — has been held by three generations of the Majeski family, making it among the few current publications of any ilk that has been closely held by a single family for as long a period.
Amanda Juliet Holden is a British musician, librettist and translator.
Heinrich Urban was a German violinist and composer.
Peter Graffam Davis was an American opera and classical music critic. He was the classical music critic for the magazine New York from 1980 until 2007. He also wrote for The New York Times, Musical America, and Opera News among other publications. He previously worked for The New York Times and authored the book, The American Opera Singer.
Gian Carlo Menotti was an Italian-American composer, librettist, director, and playwright who is primarily known for his output of 25 operas. Although he often referred to himself as an American composer, he kept his Italian citizenship. One of the most frequently performed opera composers of the 20th century, his most successful works were written in the 1940s and 1950s. Highly influenced by Giacomo Puccini and Modest Mussorgsky, Menotti further developed the verismo tradition of opera in the post-World War II era. Rejecting atonality and the aesthetic of the Second Viennese School, Menotti's music is characterized by expressive lyricism which carefully sets language to natural rhythms in ways that highlight textual meaning and underscore dramatic intent.
I Hate Music: A cycle of Five Kid Songs for Soprano and Piano is a 1943 song cycle by Leonard Bernstein.
Rosemarie Brancato was an American coloratura soprano who had an active performance career in operas, operettas, and concerts on the American stage and on American radio from the mid 1930s into the 1950s. She created the role of Madame Boticini in the original Broadway production of Fritz Kreisler's Rhapsody in 1944.
Leonard Liebling was an American music critic, writer, librettist, editor, pianist, and composer. He is best remembered as the long time editor-in-chief of the Musical Courier from 1911-1945.
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