29. Sonntag, schön.

— Ein politischer Lostag: Sozialdemokraten oder Heimwehr? 1 — An der Arbeit. — Nach der Jause in der Stadt: alles ruhig. — Rf. 6h: Klaviertrio Beethoven op. 1 u. Korngold op. 1 (!) Trio Steiner. — „Flotte Bursche“ von Souppé, darin zwei ausgezeichnete Stücke. — Dann allerhand Gesungenes u. Gespieltes von Joh. Strauß u. Anderen, sehr erquicklich Ernst Arnold. — Lie-Liechen schließt um 10h die zweite Reinschrift des 2. Satzes [der Eroica] ab. 2

© Transcription Marko Deisinger.

29, Sunday, fair weather.

— A political day of destiny: Social Democrats or national defense? 1 — At work. — After teatime, in the city: all quiet. — Radio, 6 o'clock: Beethoven, Piano Trio, Op. 1 and Korngold's Op. 1 (!), Steiner Trio. — Flotte Bursche von Suppé, which contains two outstanding pieces. — Then all sorts of things, sung and played, by Strauß and others; Ernst Arnold very refreshing. — Lie-Liechen completes the second fair copy of the second movement [of the "Eroica" ] at 10 o'clock. 2

© Translation William Drabkin.

29. Sonntag, schön.

— Ein politischer Lostag: Sozialdemokraten oder Heimwehr? 1 — An der Arbeit. — Nach der Jause in der Stadt: alles ruhig. — Rf. 6h: Klaviertrio Beethoven op. 1 u. Korngold op. 1 (!) Trio Steiner. — „Flotte Bursche“ von Souppé, darin zwei ausgezeichnete Stücke. — Dann allerhand Gesungenes u. Gespieltes von Joh. Strauß u. Anderen, sehr erquicklich Ernst Arnold. — Lie-Liechen schließt um 10h die zweite Reinschrift des 2. Satzes [der Eroica] ab. 2

© Transcription Marko Deisinger.

29, Sunday, fair weather.

— A political day of destiny: Social Democrats or national defense? 1 — At work. — After teatime, in the city: all quiet. — Radio, 6 o'clock: Beethoven, Piano Trio, Op. 1 and Korngold's Op. 1 (!), Steiner Trio. — Flotte Bursche von Suppé, which contains two outstanding pieces. — Then all sorts of things, sung and played, by Strauß and others; Ernst Arnold very refreshing. — Lie-Liechen completes the second fair copy of the second movement [of the "Eroica" ] at 10 o'clock. 2

© Translation William Drabkin.

Footnotes

1 On September 29, 1929, in the outskirts of Vienna, there were demonstrations by right-wing paramilitary national militias, who had called for a "march on Vienna." The feared coup d'état and more serious incidents did not, however, materialize.

2 The diary entry marked “29. Samstag, schön.” (pp. 3384–85) records events that took place both on Saturday, September 29, 1929, and on Sunday, September 30. This is clear from what Schenker listened to on the radio radio, which can be found in the listings in the Neue freie Presse: programs devoted to piano trios and operettas aired on the 29th, works by Chopin for piano and orchestra broadcast from Warsaw on the 30th. The last event recorded on the 29th must have been Jeanette’s writing out the text of the second movement (of the “Eroica” Symphony essay), completed at 10 o’clock in the evening; the first event recorded on the 30th would then be the receipt of a postcard from Friedrich Buxbaum.