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Object #10 / Richard Dehmel to Arnold Schönberg

December 12, 1912

The Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

“Dear Mr. Schönberg! | Yesterday I heard Transfigured Night, and I should consider it a sin of omission if I failed to say a word of thanks to you for your wonderful sextet. I had intended to follow the motives of my text in your composition; but I soon forgot to do so. I was so entralled by the music. […] With cordial greetings, | your Dehmel.”

Click here for the entire letter (from Blankenese to Zehlendorf)

Listen here to “Transfigured Night” conducted by Schönberg himself (recording from 1928, excerpt)

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