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German politician and business leader, Chancellor of the Weimar Republic 1922‒23.

During World War I, Cuno was a civil servant concerned with maintenance of grain supplies; he returned to business in 1917. As an economist, he was involved in the negotiations over reparations and peace terms in the Versailles Treaty. In November 1922, he was appointed to succeed Joseph Wirth as Chancellor of the Weimar Republic. His government was engaged in passive resistance to French occupation of the Ruhr, and was responsible for poor handling of economic problems that led to hyperinflation in 1923. After a wave of strikes, Cuno and his cabinet resigned in August 1923.


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  • OJ 10/1, [74] Handwritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, dated February 9, 1923

    Dahms reports change of address and explains circumstances; has sent a prospectus to UE; progress on subscriptions to his de luxe edition and a new American contact; synopsis of his planned Bel Canto book. — He praises the "Miscellanea" in Tonwille 3, and comments on Schenker's understanding of democracy.

  • OJ 10/1, [78] Handwritten letter from Dahms to Schenker, dated August 23, 1923

    Dahms has received Tonwille 4 but not yet examined it. — Has deferred work on his Haydn book because of financial problems over Musik des Südens and poor take-up of subscriptions. — Debates whether to attend the Leipzig musicology conference. — Comments on German politics as the occupation of the Ruhr unfolds, and compares German attitudes with Italian.