Sonntag. 2. 12.

Bei Mama .

!√ Philharm. Konzert ( Mottl ): 1 Schubert s Symph. VI Cdur : Meist verfehlte Technik des Holzbläsersatzes (Hbl. ohne Fagott, Horn, oder Str.(!), im Gegensatz z.B. zum Klang einer Flöte auf Fagott u.s.w.!) Marschartig, also „Schubertisch,“ in allen Sätzen!). Der letzte Satz wohl der gelungenste u. satteste. (Von Haydn Mozart oder Beeth , aber ringsum keine Spur; alle Technik auch viel zu unreif, um überhaupt in die Nähe jener Meister zu kommen).

Bei Baron Alphons . Dank für Förderung. Ausweichende Antwort betreffs des II. Bandes. 2

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017

Sunday December 2

At Mama's place.

!√ Philharmonic Concert (Mottl): 1 Schubert's Symphony No. 6 in C major: Mostly poor technique in the woodwind writing (woodwinds without bassoon, horn, or strings(!), in contrast, e.g., to the sonority of a flute with bassoon, etc.!) March-like, thus "Schubertian," in all movements! The last movement decidedly the most successful and satisfying. (But not a trace anywhere of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; all aspects of technique far too immature to come anything like close to those masters.)

At Baron Alphons's place. My thanks for his support. Noncommittal reply concerning volume II. 2

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017

Sonntag. 2. 12.

Bei Mama .

!√ Philharm. Konzert ( Mottl ): 1 Schubert s Symph. VI Cdur : Meist verfehlte Technik des Holzbläsersatzes (Hbl. ohne Fagott, Horn, oder Str.(!), im Gegensatz z.B. zum Klang einer Flöte auf Fagott u.s.w.!) Marschartig, also „Schubertisch,“ in allen Sätzen!). Der letzte Satz wohl der gelungenste u. satteste. (Von Haydn Mozart oder Beeth , aber ringsum keine Spur; alle Technik auch viel zu unreif, um überhaupt in die Nähe jener Meister zu kommen).

Bei Baron Alphons . Dank für Förderung. Ausweichende Antwort betreffs des II. Bandes. 2

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017

Sunday December 2

At Mama's place.

!√ Philharmonic Concert (Mottl): 1 Schubert's Symphony No. 6 in C major: Mostly poor technique in the woodwind writing (woodwinds without bassoon, horn, or strings(!), in contrast, e.g., to the sonority of a flute with bassoon, etc.!) March-like, thus "Schubertian," in all movements! The last movement decidedly the most successful and satisfying. (But not a trace anywhere of Haydn, Mozart, or Beethoven; all aspects of technique far too immature to come anything like close to those masters.)

At Baron Alphons's place. My thanks for his support. Noncommittal reply concerning volume II. 2

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017

Footnotes

1 This subscription concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra under Felix Mottl took place, according to the Neue freie Presse, at 1 p.m. on December 2 in the large hall of the Musikverein Building. The program included Schubert, Symphony No. 6 in C major, Karl Goldmark, Orchestral Scherzo in A major, Op. 45, and Hermann Goetz, Symphony in F major, Op. 9. (The concert was reviewed the next day by Julius Korngold, who favored this last work and called for a revival of Goetz's music.)

2 Alphons Rothschild having funded the printing and promotion costs for Schenker's Harmonielehre (hence the thanks), which is volume I of the Neue musikalische Theorien und Phantasien , Schenker is here unsuccessfully seeking a financial guarantee for the forthcoming volume II, Kontrapunkt .