Documents associated with this entity:

The third issue of Schenker's periodical Der Tonwille (1921–24).


Issue 3, 40 pages in length, comprises just one of each of the three main Tonwille article types: an article on a single work (19 pages), a theoretical article (4 pages), and "Miscellanea" (13 pages of small type). The lead article forms the third of a "trilogy" of articles (though Schenker does not characterize them as such) on piano sonatas of Haydn (E-flat, Hob. XVI:52), Mozart (A minor, K. 310), and Beethoven (Op. 2, No. 1) that spans issues 2 and 3. The second article begins in dialogue form, ending as a polemic against two 19th-century editors, Hans von Bülow and Karl Klindworth.

The "Miscellanea" was an object of sharp dispute between Schenker and Hertzka. Its contents had been mostly destined for issue 2 but Hertzka had objected to some of the material and issue 2 was published without any "Miscellanea." It was then considered for publication as a separate booklet; but ultimately was deferred to issue 3 with an article against Paul Bekker and some anti-French material omitted. (In the published English translation, the omitted anti-French paragraphs and the anti-Semitic section, "Ein Sommererlebnis" (A Summer Incident"), have been restored to their proper places, and the Bekker material is translated in full in the appendix to vol. II.)

Publication History

The main work on the Haydn sonata was done in March and June–August 1922, much of it while on vacation in the Tyrol; "Die Kunst zu hören" was written on August 30, 1922, after his return to Vienna; and the whole issue delivered to UE on September 4, 1922. It was sent to the printer on September 14 (OC 52/327), and was published on January 19, 1923 (OC 52/339).

Contents List

  • "Haydn: Sonate Es-Dur" [Haydn's Sonata in E-flat major, Hoboken XVI:52], 3–21 [I, pp. 99–117]
  • "Die Kunst zu hören" [The Art of Listening], 22–25 [I, pp. 118–20]
  • "Vermischtes" [Miscellanea], 26–38 [I, pp. 121–37]

  • Enclosures: double-sided Urlinie sheet for the Haydn sonata
  • Advertisements (at back):
  • Musikalische Seltenheiten (p. 39)
  • Schoenberg, Harmonielehre (p. 40)
  • Beethoven-Schenker: Klavier-Sonaten (cover)


  • Ian Bent

Download all selected files as or or (check files to select/deselect)
Where appropriate save: English and German versions German version only English version only