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BOX 1 Musical Analysis and Examples
BOX 1 Berg, Alban
BOX-FOLDER 1/1 Analysis of Lyric suite
Holograph manuscript in ink, with additions in pencil; [9] p.
Principally tone rows and scales from movements nos. 1-6 with analytical commentary
BOX-FOLDER 1/2 Fragebogen
Holograph manuscript with music in ink and text in pencil; [2] p.
11 measures for String quartet, op. 3, (including an "ossia" line for violoncello) and 6 additional measures for one unspecified instrument
Both pages contain questions and comments concerning performance practice and playability
BOX 1 Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 1/3 Arnold Schoenberg to RK, 1943 Dec. 2
Typescript letter with notes in pencil; [2] p.
Contents: expresses thanks for a gift; mentions work on "Counterpoint"; discusses RK's essay on tempo markings in Beethoven; asks if RK considered performing his "Ode"; asks for the source of a Beethoven quote
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1921 July 25
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: expresses thanks for a gift; mentions Schoenberg and his [AW's] orchestration of Schoenberg's "Glückliche Hand" for chamber orchestra
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 Aug. 13
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: mentions sending his music for printing to Universal Edition; references "Trio" premiere on Oct. 1
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 Aug. 23
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: references "Trio" premiere on Oct. 1 and Universal Edition
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 Sept. 7
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: references "Trio" performance on Oct. 1; responds to RK's concern of not being able to play; asks RK to return the original score if possible
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 Sept. 21
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: mentions "Bagatellen" and performance suggestions for the work; references "Trio" performance in Cologne
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 July 14
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: mentions "Trio" performance in Siena; RK's pleusiry; Fr. Herlinger; performance of an evening song recital in London
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 July 19
Holograph manuscript postcard blue-purple pencil
Contents: mentions possible meeting with RK in Aussee
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 Sept. 22
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: mentions performance of "Trio" in Siena and possible meeting in Aussee
BOX-FOLDER 1/4 Anton Webern to RK, 1929 Apr. 1
Holograph manuscript postcard in black ink
Contents: mentions rescheduled choir rehearsal and possible meeting
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Anton Webern to RK, 1921 Aug. 8
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: encourages RK to stay with the theater; mentions Schoenberg
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Anton Webern to RK, 1924 Mar. 4
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions performance opportunity mediated by Loos, suggesting the first "Quartet" and "Violinstücke"
BOX-FOLDER 1/5 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 June 13
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [1] p.
Contents: mentions accompanying letter of recommendation for Fr. Rosanska to Koussevitzki [missing]; discusses possible rehearsal date of Schoenberg's "Suite"
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Anton Webern to RK, 1927 Oct. 9
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions possible premiere of "Trio" at the end of Nov.; references "Bagatellen" and Schoenberg
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 Jan. 20
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: expresses thanks to RK, Mr. Khuner, and Heifetz for a great first performance of "Trio"
BOX-FOLDER 1/6 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 Mar. 11
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions "Trio" and issues with A.D.M.V. and city of Schwerin concerning an upcoming performance
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Anton Webern to RK, 1928 Mar. 17
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [1] p.
Contents: summarizes aforementioned issue with Schwerin/A.D.M.V.; references accompanying response letter [missing]
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Anton Webern to RK, 1929 July 1
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [1] p.
Contents: mentions his involvement with the radio station Ravag and invites RK to perform a cycle of contemporary chamber music, specifically quartets by Schoenberg
BOX-FOLDER 1/7 Anton Webern to RK, 1931 Mar. 21
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions "5 Sätze" and "Quartet"; references to Schoenberg, Beethoven, Ast, Ms. Herlinger, Frl. Michalski, and Frl. Rozanska
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Anton Webern to RK, 1934 Oct. 4
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions gala event for Schoenberg ("Schoenberg-Feier") in the "Verein für neue Musik"; references to Jalowetz, Steuermann, and Stein; asks if RK can play "Quartet I and III" for the occasion
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Anton Webern to RK, 1936 Nov. 7
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [3] p.
Contents: mentions success of RK's quartet in the U.S.; talks about "Verein für neue Musik" and Schoenberg gala event that will feature his latest "Quartet" and "Waldtaube", with Klemperer conducting "Streicher-Suite"; references to Berg's violin concerto, his own symphony; completion of a variation composition for piano and work on a string quartet; mentions Peter and Steuermann
BOX-FOLDER 1/8 Anton Webern to RK, 1937 Mar. 31
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: references messages from London and discusses public performance of his "Quartet IV" by RK in Vienna; suggests Berg's "Quartet" for performance and mentions possibility of Steuermann playing his "Variationen"; asks for possible dates for performances
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Anton Webern to RK, 1937 May 31
Holograph manuscript letter in black-blue ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions possible meeting the following Monday in Vienna and RK's quartet performance of his "5 Stücke"
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Anton Webern to RK, 1937 Dec. 22
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions "Wind quintet" and "Quartet"; references to RK's performance of the "5 Sätze" in New York, E.S. Coolidge, and Schoenberg
BOX-FOLDER 1/9 Anton Webern to RK, 1938 Apr. 19
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [4] p.
Contents: description and analysis of his String quartet, op. 28 in folder entitled: "Analyse Streichquartett"
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Anton Webern to RK, 1938 Dec. 1
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions Schoenberg, E. S. Coolidge, Boosey and Hawkes, Steuermann, daughter Christl and grand-daughter; discussion of first performance of "Quartet" (Sept. 22) and a later performance in NY (Nov. 1); talks about possibly recording the "Quartet"
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Anton Webern to RK, 1938 Aug. 17
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [2] p.
Contents: mentions his "Quartet", work on a symphony, Greissle, Steuermann, and financial matters
BOX-FOLDER 1/10 Anton Webern to RK, 1939 Mar. 30
Holograph manuscript letter in black ink; [1] p.
Contents: mentions Coolidge Medal, Schoenberg, an upcoming performance of his [AW's] "Quartet" in Warsaw, and work on a symphony with text by Hildegard Jone [op. 29]
BOX 1 Miscellaneous
BOX-FOLDER 1/11 [Unidentified drawing of a stage?]
Crayon; [2] boards

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