Autograph letter signed to Otto Freund. Arnold SCHOENBERG.

Autograph letter signed to Otto Freund

1 page of a bifolium. Octavo. Dated Mödling, near Vienna, June 17, 1922. With Schoenberg's address handstamped to upper left corner. In German (with translation).

Schoenberg thanks Otto Freund, a banker in Prague, for immediately complying with his request to send money to Anton von Webern:

"Without concern for the fact that he who gives soon gives twice, you have given the double amount—that is, fourfold—and you are announcing to mobilize others. That is very nice of you, and I am very glad to have taken the courage to turn to you [already] after such a recent acquaintance, and I see my trust rewarded in the most beautiful way."

Creased at folds; with minor remnants archival mounting tape to lower blank leaf.

Unpublished (except for the incipit on the website of the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna).

The present letter follows Schoenberg's first letter to Otto Freund, a banker in Prague, sent on June 9, 1922 (held at the Arnold Schönberg Center). In his earlier letter, Schoenberg had asked for finanical assistance for Anton von Webern, who at the time was in great financial need. Freund sent 250,000 Austrian crowns; see his letter of June 15, 1922 (at the Library of Congress). Item #24390

Price: $3,000.00  other currencies

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