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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.

  • OJ 6/7, [35] Handwritten letter from Schenker to Violin, dated August 5, 1927

    In a wide-ranging letter, Schenker underscores the importance of his friend's taking a holiday, and tries to persuade him to visit him in Galtür. There he was visited by Reinhard Oppel, who has been appointed to a theory post at the Leipzig Conservatory, where he will teach from Schenker's texts. He comments at length on the decline of society, as exemplified by the July Revolt. The second Meisterwerk volume has gone to the bookbinders; until it is published, he will be working on Der freier Satz.