Item #39076 Autograph letter signed to Hunt B. Jones at Haverford College. Arnold SCHOENBERG.
Autograph letter signed to Hunt B. Jones at Haverford College

Autograph letter signed to Hunt B. Jones at Haverford College

1 page. Folio. In brown ink. Dated 29 November 1933 and signed in full. On personal letterhead, with Schoenberg's name and address "Pelham Hall / 1284 Beacon Street / Brookline - Mass. / Tel. Beacon 2430" printed at upper left corner. In German (with transcription and translation). In ivory double-window mat, the letter above (in window 132 x 177 mm.) and a head shot of the composer below (108 x 90 mm.). With autograph envelope addressed to "Mr. Hunt B. Jones / Haverford College / Haverford, Pa., with Schoenberg's printed address to verso.

Schoenberg informs his correspondent that he will be at Carnegie Hall, rather than Steinway Hall, on certain days, and gives him a contact at the Ansonia Hotel.

"I will no longer be in New York at Steinway Hall on Fridays and Saturdays, but [rather] on Mondays (from 3 o'clock) and, for now, at Carnegie Hall. Please call Mr. Manfred Malkin at the Ansonia Hotel on Monday morning to find out when I am free."

Letter slightly worn and browned; creased at vertical and horizontal folds; envelope worn and soiled.

Schoenberg arrived in New York on 31 October 1933 to take up a teaching position at the Malkin Conservatory, with premises in both New York and Boston. He fell ill just prior to his planned conducting of a performance of his Pelléas and Mélisande with the Boston Symphony. By October 1934 he had relocated to California, where he hoped the climate would be more conducive to his health.

The recipient of the letter, Dr. Hunt Breckenridge Jones (1914-2014), was presumably trying to arrange for music lessons with Schoenberg. In an earlier letter to Jones dated 22 November 1933, Schoenberg writes about his teaching schedule and suggests Jones contact Malkin at the Ansonia Hotel to ask when he would be free (as he does in the present letter).

Item #39076

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