Sonntag, 12. 1.
[heavily edited by Schenker in blue crayon; final version only given here:]

[in left margin:] K. d. Vtgs. 1 [end] Im philharm. Konzert Serenade Ddur von Brahms. 2 Musiker u. Publikum verkennen die Komposition. So nützt denn dem armen Künstler auch der Tribut seines Todes an die Welt noch immer gar nichts, wenn sein Werk nicht eben zur vollen Plastitizität [sic] gebracht wird.

[something cut off below]

{62} a [This is an oblong partial sheet, written in blue ink. The bottoms of letters and a centred asterisk at the top indicate that the sheet has been cut.]

Der Zahn der Zeit ‒ angreifend die Zähne des Menschen.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017, 2017


Sunday, January 12
[heavily edited by Schenker in blue crayon; final version only given here:]

[in left margin:] Art of Performance 1 [end] In the Philharmonic concert, the Serenade in D major by Brahms. 2 Musicians and the public misjudge the composition. So then, even the sacrifice to the world of his death is still of absolutely no help to the poor composer if his work is not even performed with its full plasticity.

[something cut off below]

{62} a [This is an oblong partial sheet, written in blue ink. The bottoms of letters and a centred asterisk at the top indicate that the sheet has been cut.]

The ravages of time ‒ attacking the teeth of man.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017, 2017


Sonntag, 12. 1.
[heavily edited by Schenker in blue crayon; final version only given here:]

[in left margin:] K. d. Vtgs. 1 [end] Im philharm. Konzert Serenade Ddur von Brahms. 2 Musiker u. Publikum verkennen die Komposition. So nützt denn dem armen Künstler auch der Tribut seines Todes an die Welt noch immer gar nichts, wenn sein Werk nicht eben zur vollen Plastitizität [sic] gebracht wird.

[something cut off below]

{62} a [This is an oblong partial sheet, written in blue ink. The bottoms of letters and a centred asterisk at the top indicate that the sheet has been cut.]

Der Zahn der Zeit ‒ angreifend die Zähne des Menschen.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2017, 2017


Sunday, January 12
[heavily edited by Schenker in blue crayon; final version only given here:]

[in left margin:] Art of Performance 1 [end] In the Philharmonic concert, the Serenade in D major by Brahms. 2 Musicians and the public misjudge the composition. So then, even the sacrifice to the world of his death is still of absolutely no help to the poor composer if his work is not even performed with its full plasticity.

[something cut off below]

{62} a [This is an oblong partial sheet, written in blue ink. The bottoms of letters and a centred asterisk at the top indicate that the sheet has been cut.]

The ravages of time ‒ attacking the teeth of man.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2017, 2017

Footnotes

1 "Kunst des Vortrags": the same marginal note appears in the diary for December 6 and 12, 1906, suggesting that Schenker was flagging this entry for possible use in the work that he was planning, Die Kunst des Vortrags , but of which he did not produce a first written draft until 1911. The handwriting is clearly contemporaneous with the entry itself, but the entry (and several previous ones) has been edited in blue ink by Schenker, and the marginal note circled in blue crayon. (At the bottom right corner of the page, in Schenker's black ink, are the tops of the letters of an indecipherable word.)

2 The concert, by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Franz Schalk, took place, according to the Neue freie Presse , January 12, 1908, p. 15 (review January 13, 1908, p. 8), on January 12 in the large hall of the Musikverein Building (the other items on the program are not listed).