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German pianist, pupil of Leschetizky and Sauer in Vienna, noted as an interpreter of Beethoven, Chopin, and Brahms, and particularly known for her interpretations of Beethoven.

Ney and the Schenker circle

Schenker's diary records having heard her on two occasions:

  • Jan 6, 1921: "In the evening a concert Ney: Beethoven E-flat major Concerto, Mendelssohn Ruy Blas and Brahms II. conducted by her husband: a cinema spectacle"
  • Nov 15, 1925: "on the radio: ... [Beethoven,] E-flat major Piano Concerto (Ney) ..."

Oswald Jonas, in a letter to Schenker (OC 44/9, October 27, 1934) reports having received a letter of congratulations on his newly published book Das Wesen des musikalischen Kunstwerks from Ney, "who also sent me an invitation to her soirée this evening."

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  • OC 44/9 Handwritten letter from Jonas to Schenker dated October 27, 1934

    Jonas acknowledges OJ 5/18, 59 and 60; Hoboken has no reason to complain about his behaviour. — As a result of Hoboken's distribution of complimentary copies, Jonas has received letters of appreciation. —Reacts critically to Willi Reich and his magazine 23. — Describes plans for forthcoming events in Hamburg.