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  • 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.

  • OC 30/18-30 Draft letter from Schenker to Albert Einstein, undated [November 20, 1932]

    In this unsent letter, Schenker tells Einstein about his works and the difficulties he has encountered in promoting them, and calls upon the physicist for help in gaining financial support for the publication of Free Composition.

  • OJ 5/34, [2] Handwritten revised draft letter from Schenker to Alphons Rothschild, in Jeanette Schenker's hand, undated [August 3‒6, 1934]

    Draft accompanying letter for a copy of Oswald Jonas's Das Wesen ... — Schenker reiterates his gratitude for previous financial support, and reports that he now has 11 published works, many articles, and entries on him in several general encyclopedias. — Only in Vienna is he unrecognized. — He describes Wilhelm Furtwängler's faith in his theories and the support he has given him. — He mentions his earlier proposal for a Rothschild orchestra.