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The proceedings of the Schenker Documents panel, which was convened at the last Mannes Schenker Symposium (New York, March 2013), have now been published as Volume 34, No. 2 of the journal Music Analysis. They include analytical studies of Schubert’s … Continue reading

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Schenker’s diaries 1931–1935 : new!

Schenker's diaries from January 1931 to January 1935 (the month in which he died) are in process of being edited and posted to the website. They should all be on the site, transcribed by Marko Deisinger and translated by William … Continue reading

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TENTH ANNIVERSARY

SDO just passed its tenth anniversary! The first letter went up on June 12, 2004. It was coded in a blogging software called MovableType on a site set up for the project by Maurice Matiz of Columbia University in New … Continue reading

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SMT Citation of Special Merit

We are delighted to announce that the Society for Music Theory has awarded "Schenker Documents Online:  Phase Two" a Citation of Special Merit (awarded to "editions, translations, reference works, edited volumes, and other types of publications that are of extraordinary … Continue reading

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The Concert as Teaching Tool

In 1929, Schenker and his wife attended twelve concerts and one opera, as well as listening to many music broadcasts. The diaries contain critiques of the performances he had heard ‒ performances by conductors such as Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, … Continue reading

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New Cache of Letters Discovered

A new cache of fourteen items of correspondence was identified in May‒June 2013 by the archivist of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, Erwin Strouhal, through the mediation of Professor Martin Eybl. The Institution The Universität für … Continue reading

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Hofrat Heinrich Schenker ??

Under the Hapsburgs,  public honors (Berufstitel) rewarded people for distinguished service to the state: Kammerrat (Chamber Counselor) for services to finance and business, Regierungsrat (Government Counselor) those to administration, Medizinalrat (Medical Counselor) to medicine, etc. The system was preserved after … Continue reading

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Lightweight and Heavyweight Students

On June 19, 1926 Schenker turned 58. A pupil called with greetings: "Miss Kahn brings roses for my birthday; in taking her leave, she says: 'Only now am I learning to play the piano; I certainly did you wrong in … Continue reading

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November 10 ‒ Wedding

Monday November 10, 1919 saw the marriage of Heinrich and Jeanette Schenker ‒ but not without obstacles! Jeanette's first husband having obstinately refused to grant her a separation, it took all her persistence and Schenker's legal training to fight the … Continue reading

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A Half-Jewish question

Schenker's younger brother, Moriz, was a senior official in the Österreichische Länderbank. He was Jewish, his wife Lisl Aryan; their two children, Helga and Georg, were technically half-Jewish. Georg was a cellist in the Wiener Symphoniker, and continued to play … Continue reading

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