America may well consider herself fortunate to have so distinguished a composer and teacher choose this country for his home. It is my sincere hope that Schönberg will stay a long, long time. His teaching at Boston cannot fail to stimulate and better musical expression here.
Furthermore, it will once more prove to Germany our intense approval of its tyranny and bigotry. Germany’s loss will be this country’s great musical gain. I consider it an honor and credit to America that Schönberg prefers to continue his life work here.

The New York Times (September 26, 1933)