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Handwritten letter from Schenker to Jonas, dated March 16, 1931

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor!

Ihre Aufsätze1 überschreiten die üblichen der Musikzeitschriften, also werden sie von den Lesern ferngehalten. Zumindest aber H. Dr. Einstein|2 müsste sich entschließen, wenn er schon einmal zu Salzer’s3 Aufsatz, trotz Schenker, sich bekannt hat. Aber . . . die heute so zudringlich betriebene Aufklärung darf nicht so weit gehen, daß die Jugend über ihre Führer in den Schulen aufgeklärt wird.

Mit besten Wünschen für den neuen Aufsatz, von dem H. v. Hoboken|4 mir erzählte u. Dank für die Sendung nebst Grüßen von mir u. meiner Frau

Ihr [sign’d:] H Schenker
16.3.31

© In the public domain.
© Transcription John Rothgeb 2006.

Handwritten letter from Schenker to Jonas, dated March 16, 1931

Dear Doctor,

Your essays1 surpass the usual ones in the musical periodicals, therefore they are withheld from readers. But at the least Dr. Einstein2 would have to make up his mind [to accept] given that he has already committed himself, despite Schenker, to Salzer’s3 essay. But . . . the enlightenment so urgently promoted today cannot be allowed to go so far that the youth are enlightened about their leaders in the schools.

With best wishes for the new essay, about which Mr. van Hoboken4 told me, and thanks for your post along with best greetings from me and my wife.

Yours, [ sign’d: ] H. Schenker
March 16, 1931

© Translation John Rothgeb 2006.

COMMENTARY:
Format: 1-p letter, oblong format, holograph message and signature
Sender address: --
Recipient address: --

FOOTNOTES:

1 sent with OJ 12/6, [7], February 25, 1931; see OJ 5/18, 3[ c ], March 1, for acknowledgment.

2 Alfred Einstein [create biogfile and link]. He was editor of the Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft 1918–33, to which S is presumably referring here.

3 Click on Felix Salzer. The article in question is "Über die Bedeutung der
Ornamente in Philipp Emanuel Bachs Klavierwerken," _Zeitschrift für
Musikwissenschaft_ 12/7 (April 1930), pp. 398­-418.

4 Anthony van Hoboken [create biogfile and link]

SUMMARY:
S comments on the essays that J has sent him, and the prospects for publication.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary John Rothgeb 2006.

Rothgeb, John
Schenker, Heinrich
S comments on the essays that J has sent him, and the prospects for publication.
DE
Cambridge University Faculty of Music-Ian Bent
IPR: In the public domain; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: John Rothgeb 2006.
Schenker, Heinrich; Jonas, Oswald; essays; articles; Einstein, Alfred; Salzer, Felix; Hoboken, Anthony van
Handwritten letter from Schenker to Jonas, dated March 16, 1931
letter
academic; musicology; music theory
OJ 5/18, 4
1931-03-16
2006-05-02
Jonas
This document is deemed to be in the public domain as of January 1, 2006. Any claim to intellectual rights should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at [email protected].
letter; holograph message and signature
Oswald Jonas (1931-1978)—Special Collections, University of California, Riverside (1978-)
IPR: In the public domain; Image: Special Collections, University of California, Riverside; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: John Rothgeb.
Vienna
1931

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