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  • Aristide Briand


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  • OJ 11/35, 20 Handwritten letter from Halm to Schenker, dated July 24 and August 19, 1922

    Halm announces publication of his three suites for piano trio, and has arranged for two of them to be sent to Schenker. He thanks Schenker for sending him Kontrapunkt II, and expresses admiration for the "power of the broad conception" of Schenker's work. He is distressed at Schenker's attacks on other countries and glorification of Germany, and speaks with appreciation of French and Russian music. He describes his new publisher.

  • DLA 69.930/10 Handwritten letter from Schenker to Halm, dated September 25, 1922

    Acknowledges OJ 11/35, 20 and composition; expects to be able to comment on Halm's Klavierübung in Tonwille 4; reports Leipzig University's decision not to appoint him; speculates on the impact of Kontrapunkt 2 and Der freie Satz; public difficulty in accepting Urgesetze. — Aristide Briand: The importance of being well-read on a topic before commenting in public: Schoenberg and Reger; newspapers. — Maximilian Harden: although faithful to Schenker, Harden had not mastered the topics on which he wrote. — National Govenment: Schenker's publishing plans, including "The Future of Humanity": man's anthropomorphic thinking is a delusion, he needs to adapt to nature, to return to a primitive state, to abandon "development" and "progress" and return to primordial laws; inferior man wants to "govern" (bowel wants to become brain); Schenker deplores "artifice" (French) as against nature (German). — Things French: praises German superiority over French in its joy of work. — Higher Plane: the German should not abase himself before the Frenchman.

  • JOB 94-3, [6] Handwritten letter from Schenker to Hammer dated December 2, 1923

    Schenker has heard nothing from Eugen Steinhof; — he commends Hammer's reaction to Halm's work, and comments unfavorably on the latter's musicianship, character, and opinions; — he writes disparagingly of Robert Brünauer.