Schenker Documents Online (SDO) is an interactive digital archive of Heinrich Schenker's diaries, lessonbooks, and two-way correspondence, presented both in transcription and in parallel English translation, most of them for the first time.1 These documents provide contemporary accounts of life in Vienna (and beyond) from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War.2 Their diverse contents record economic hardships, significant political events, quarrels with publishers, intense musical debates, student successes, simple pleasures (a cigar after lunch, an evening radio broadcast), and even dreams (some amusing, others poignant). Public and private, life and work—all are commingled. As in Schenker's late theory, insight emerges only through the...

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