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Capital city of Bavaria, and a major cultural center in Germany; located on the River Isar, north of the Bavarian Alps.

Munich and Schenker

For many years, Schenker's contact with Munich came through his pupil Otto Vrieslander who, having studied there 1904–11, lived in nearby Ebersberg from 1912 to 1924. Another important contact was Herman Roth, who lived in Munich from 1910 to 1920 and again 1932 to 1935. Anthony van Hoboken also lived there during World War I and spent time there in the mid-1920s. Felix-Eberhard von Cube also grew up in Munich, and studied for a time with Vrieslander before going to Vienna to work directly under Schenker's supervision.

Vrieslander was apparently trying to engineer an appointment for Schenker in Munich in 1919, for Schenker wrote to Hertzka (UE) on December 17, 1919: By the time I am finished with that [Op. 101] I hope to know for certain whether I am going to Munich, in what capacity, whether I shall be giving lectures there at the Akademie [der Tonkunst] or elsewhere. (WSLB 310)

The music historian Alfred Einstein was also based in Munich, and it was through him, with Otto Vrieslander acting as intermediary, that Schenker's most lasting link with the city – which had long been a leading center of publishing in Germany – came about, namely the publication of Das Meisterwerk in der Musik (1925, 1926, 1930) by Drei Masken Verlag of Munich, the extensive correspondence with which, comprising some 330 items and spanning 1924–32, is preserved as OC 54.

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  • Marko Deisinger and Ian Bent

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