[This letter is in English; obvious typing errors have been silently corrected]


Mr. Moriz Violin
55 Mason Street
Hotel Ambassador
San Francisco, Calif.
April 10, 1945

Dear Friend: 1

only to inform you that just now I have written in the sense you asked me to Monteux. 2

I am sure he will invite you, or do you intend to write him? Hotel Fairmont[.]

I could not write him earlier, bec[ause] of the performance of my Chamber Symphony [so] I hesitated to intrude upon him.

Let me hear whether your talk with him satisfied you. I hope you come really once to Los Angeles. And, please: dont be so desperate. Everything becomes softer after some time. And if you think what other people in Europe had to suffer, Jews, Poles, Russians, men, women and small children, you might find some consolation in the feeling that this has been spared to you.


Many cordial greetings and best success,
yours faithfully
[unsigned]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2020

© Translation

[This letter is in English; obvious typing errors have been silently corrected]


Mr. Moriz Violin
55 Mason Street
Hotel Ambassador
San Francisco, Calif.
April 10, 1945

Dear Friend: 1

only to inform you that just now I have written in the sense you asked me to Monteux. 2

I am sure he will invite you, or do you intend to write him? Hotel Fairmont[.]

I could not write him earlier, bec[ause] of the performance of my Chamber Symphony [so] I hesitated to intrude upon him.

Let me hear whether your talk with him satisfied you. I hope you come really once to Los Angeles. And, please: dont be so desperate. Everything becomes softer after some time. And if you think what other people in Europe had to suffer, Jews, Poles, Russians, men, women and small children, you might find some consolation in the feeling that this has been spared to you.


Many cordial greetings and best success,
yours faithfully
[unsigned]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2020

© Translation

Footnotes

1 This letter is written in response to LC ASC 27/45, [30], April 5, 1945.

2 Pierre Monteux (1875‒1964), internationally renowned conductor; conductor of the San Francisco Orchestra 1936‒52.

Commentary

Format
1p letter (carbon copy), typewritten address, salutation, message, and valediction, unsigned
Provenance
Moriz Violin (document date-1956) -- Heirs of Moriz Violin (1956-19??) -- Library of Congress (19??-)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Arnold Schoenberg, published here with kind permission
License
Published by kind permission of the heirs of Arnold Schoenberg granted on January 6, 2011. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk.

Digital version created: 2020-02-22
Last updated: 2013-07-19