4. V.
Elias : 1

Roth No 13. 2

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007, 2020


May 4, [1914]
Elias : 1

Roth No. 13. 2

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020


4. V.
Elias : 1

Roth No 13. 2

© Transcription Robert Kosovsky, 2007, 2020


May 4, [1914]
Elias : 1

Roth No. 13. 2

© Translation Ian Bent, 2020

Footnotes

1 . Schenker’s diary for this day records: “Miss Elias told me about the kleptomaniacal inclination of a respected piano teacher in Vienna, adding that her inclination was all the more inexplicable since she receives substantial gifts from the houses in which she teaches, quite apart from the lesson fees. The narrator did not bat an eyelash! Evidently she is vain enough to think that she would have been willing to give me presents – except that this would fail with me, as I make enormous demands even with regard to presents. A wealthy person cannot even free himself of what his present represents: a present which, being as small as it is, comes easily to him but nonetheless means a very great deal to a poorer person.”

2 Herman Roth, ed., 25 Geistliche Lieder (aus dem Schemellischen Gesangbuch) für eine Singstimme und basso continuo (Leipzig: C. F. Peters, [n.d.]), a copy of which, with annotations in Schenker's hand, is preserved at OJ 25/1. No. 13 "Ich laß dich nicht" (BWV 467).