22. XII.
Weisse : 1

Aufgaben; VIII. Sinfonie v. Beeth.; Horn-Trio noch einmal, u. zw. wegen der Gegensätze, die mit jener Tonart zunächst beginnen, die an die vorausgegangene anknüpft; 2 parallele Beispiele eben auch in der VIII. Sinf.; ähnlich oft bei Brahms: Dm Klavier-Violin-Sonate. Ueber Instrumentierung wird sich der Schüler völlig klar!

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007, 2020


December 22, [1913]
Weisse : 1

Exercises; Eighth Symphony of Beethoven; Horn Trio once again, particularly on account of the countersubjects, which start off with that key that links to the preceding ones; 2 comparable examples also in the Eighth Symphony; similarly often with Brahms: the D minor Sonata for Violin and Piano. The pupil is getting instrumentation clear in his mind!

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020


22. XII.
Weisse : 1

Aufgaben; VIII. Sinfonie v. Beeth.; Horn-Trio noch einmal, u. zw. wegen der Gegensätze, die mit jener Tonart zunächst beginnen, die an die vorausgegangene anknüpft; 2 parallele Beispiele eben auch in der VIII. Sinf.; ähnlich oft bei Brahms: Dm Klavier-Violin-Sonate. Ueber Instrumentierung wird sich der Schüler völlig klar!

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007, 2020


December 22, [1913]
Weisse : 1

Exercises; Eighth Symphony of Beethoven; Horn Trio once again, particularly on account of the countersubjects, which start off with that key that links to the preceding ones; 2 comparable examples also in the Eighth Symphony; similarly often with Brahms: the D minor Sonata for Violin and Piano. The pupil is getting instrumentation clear in his mind!

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020

Footnotes

1 Schenker’s diary for this day has an entry beginning: “A little confusion on the part of young Weisse gives me occasion to explain the advantages of thoroughness, in particular, in connection with how much shorter a thorough study lasts than one that proceeds in error. I calculate: the foundations of the Sonata in Aę major require 3½ months, that is, approximately 15 lessons on my part; whereas a virtuoso, even one of the highest rank, must study the same work for at least two years, at which point he is moreover not yet even in possession of the work, so that, tormented by pangs of conscience,he must pay attention to all editions and performances so that he may be able to incorporate better nuances. How much shorter, then, is our thorough procedure!” (The entry continues at length on comparative durations of study with other teachers and at the Vienna Academy.)

2 A detailed discussion of the harmony of mm. 16–20 and its relation to the surrounding measures of the this first theme of the first movement of Brahms’s Horn Trio occurs in the undated letter from Weisse to Schenker OJ 15/15, [K], p. 1. The discussion of Brahms’s E major Waltz in the same letter, p. 3, taken together with the above, suggests a dating in November or December.