1. Juni 1933 Schön.

— Telephonische Absage an Frau Bienenfeld, bestimme Dienstag. — Lie-Liechen macht ihre Wege wieder allein. — An Furtwängler (Br.): über den gedruckten Vortrag, 1 über Adlers Abhandlung; 2 halte die erreichte Höhe seines Lebens fest: der erste Dirigent, ihr Stab u. denkender Kopf. Schade, dass er nicht durch „Gleichschaltung“ 3 eine Auferstehung des Handwerkes verfügen kann – usw.

© Transcription Marko Deisinger.

June 1, 1933, fair weather.

— Telephone cancellation to Mrs. Bienenfeld, I arrange [the meeting] for Tuesday. — Lie-Liechen does her errands on her own again. — To Furtwängler (letter): concerning his published lecture, 1 concerning Adler’s article. 2 I register the high level he has attained in his life: the foremost conductor, their [i.e. the orchestra’s] baton, and a thinking head. A pity that he is unable to achieve a resurrection of the trade through "enforced conformity" 3 – etc. —

© Translation William Drabkin.

1. Juni 1933 Schön.

— Telephonische Absage an Frau Bienenfeld, bestimme Dienstag. — Lie-Liechen macht ihre Wege wieder allein. — An Furtwängler (Br.): über den gedruckten Vortrag, 1 über Adlers Abhandlung; 2 halte die erreichte Höhe seines Lebens fest: der erste Dirigent, ihr Stab u. denkender Kopf. Schade, dass er nicht durch „Gleichschaltung“ 3 eine Auferstehung des Handwerkes verfügen kann – usw.

© Transcription Marko Deisinger.

June 1, 1933, fair weather.

— Telephone cancellation to Mrs. Bienenfeld, I arrange [the meeting] for Tuesday. — Lie-Liechen does her errands on her own again. — To Furtwängler (letter): concerning his published lecture, 1 concerning Adler’s article. 2 I register the high level he has attained in his life: the foremost conductor, their [i.e. the orchestra’s] baton, and a thinking head. A pity that he is unable to achieve a resurrection of the trade through "enforced conformity" 3 – etc. —

© Translation William Drabkin.

Footnotes

1 Wilhelm Furtwängler, "Johannes Brahms. Vortrag, gehalten anläßlich des Brahms-Festes in Wien am 16. Mai 1933," Neue freie Presse, No. 24679, May 28, 1933, morning edition, p. 9. The article was continued on p. 10 of the morning edition of May 31 (No. 24682); a clipping is preserved in Schenker’s Nachlass (OC B/453). http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=nfp&datum=19330528&seite=9&zoom=33http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/anno?aid=nfp&datum=19330531&seite=10&zoom=33

2 Guido Adler, "Johannes Brahms – Wirken, Wesen und Stellung", Studien zur Musikwissenschaft 20 (1933); an offprint is preserved in Schenker's Nachlass (OC B/444).

3 Gleichschaltung: the bringing of the media, educational institutions and the like into agreement with National-Socialist ideology, enacted through a series of laws passed from March 1933 onwards.