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  • OJ 14/45, [46] Handwritten letter from Moriz Violin to Schenker, dated October 23, 1925

    Informing Schenker that he is beginning to recover after a disastrous year, Violin reports that he has formed a trio with the violinist Mauritz van den Berg and the cellist Friederich Buxbaum, and has scheduled concerts for January. His son has started school, which he also regards as a blessing.

  • OJ 8/4, [40] Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Moriz Violin, dated December 21, 1925

    Interrupting his correcting of the proofs for the first Meisterwerk Yearbook, Schenker sends Christmas greetings to the Violins, and informs his friend that an out-of-court settlement was made with Universal Edition. Recent concert appearances of the cellist Buxbaum and the violinist van der Berg give him reason to believe that their trio concerts with Violin will be successful. He has arranged for Hammer’s portrait of him to be sent to Hamburg.

  • OJ 14/45, [47] Handwritten letter from Moriz Violin to Schenker, dated December 25, 1925

    Catching up on his correspondence on Christmas Day, Violin thanks Schenker for his recent postcard, and hopes that 1926 will be a less troublesome year for him. He quotes an extract from a negative review of Berg's Wozzeck, and reports on his practice and rehearsal plans for the trios that he will perform with van der Berg and Buxbaum in a month's time.

  • OJ 6/7, [27] Handwritten letter from Schenker to Moriz Violin, dated January 15, 1926

    Schenker agrees to to teach Violin's pupil Agnes Becker twice a week, as soon as she is ready to come to Vienna. He reports Furtwängler's disillusionment with modern music, and notes that Weingartner and Julius Korngold have expressed similar sentiments. He is not optimistic that humanity in general will truly understand the classics, which underscores the important of his (and Violin's) mission.

  • OJ 8/4, [42] Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Moriz Violin, dated February 11, 1926

    Schenker enquires about Violin's trio concerts with Buxbaum and van den Berg went and ask if Hammer's portrait has arrived. He reports on the possible difficulties in putting together the first Meisterwerk Yearbook, on account of the numerous music examples and separate Urlinie graphs, and summarizes the contents of the second Yearbook.

  • OJ 14/45, [51] Handwritten letter from Moriz Violin to Schenker, dated February 18, 1926

    Violin, in the aftermath of two enormously successful trio concerts with Mauritz van den Berg and Friedrich Buxbaum, gives an account of Buxbaum's vanity and the difficulty this causes in rehearsals and more generally for the ensemble. His doctor has recommended that he spends three weeks in Bad Gastein this summer. He has not yet received Hammer's portrait of Schenker.

  • OJ 6/7, [29] Handwritten letter from Schenker to Moriz Violin, dated September 7, 1926

    Schenker conveys his personal grief over the serious illness of Violin's son Karl. He philosophizes about the ills of the world, noting financial difficulties recently faced by Vrieslander, Dahms, and van der Berg. He reports Robert Pollak's imminent departure for San Francisco.

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