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  • OJ 11/35, 7 Handwritten letter from Halm to Schenker, dated January 20, 1918

    Acknowledges DLA 69.930/2, January 17, 1918. Schenker has accused him of a contradiction, and he concedes it, referring to several of his publications. UE has not responded to his request for review copies of Schenker's works, so suggests a reciprocal exchange.

  • DLA 69.930/3 Handwritten letter from Schenker to Halm, dated February 7, 1918

    Schenker writes scathingly of UE's business practices; describes his counter-tactics, and his experiences over Niloff, Instrumentations-Tabelle. He will read all of Halm's writings and asks for a reading-list

  • DLA 69.930/10 Handwritten letter from Schenker to Halm, dated September 25, 1922

    Acknowledges OJ 11/35, 20 and composition; expects to be able to comment on Halm's Klavierübung in Tonwille 4; reports Leipzig University's decision not to appoint him; speculates on the impact of Kontrapunkt 2 and Der freie Satz; public difficulty in accepting Urgesetze. — Aristide Briand: The importance of being well-read on a topic before commenting in public: Schoenberg and Reger; newspapers. — Maximilian Harden: although faithful to Schenker, Harden had not mastered the topics on which he wrote. — National Govenment: Schenker's publishing plans, including "The Future of Humanity": man's anthropomorphic thinking is a delusion, he needs to adapt to nature, to return to a primitive state, to abandon "development" and "progress" and return to primordial laws; inferior man wants to "govern" (bowel wants to become brain); Schenker deplores "artifice" (French) as against nature (German). — Things French: praises German superiority over French in its joy of work. — Higher Plane: the German should not abase himself before the Frenchman.

  • OJ 10/1, [100] Typewritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, dated April 13, 1927

    His Almanach has been a success but produced no financial return in a hostile environment. — They are leaving Berlin for the south; he has lost faith in German spirit, intellect, and morality.

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