Arthur Schnitzler liked to say he wrote merely of „love and death“ but his prodigious literary output was as far reaching as it was controversial: He took an uncompromising stance against the rising anti-Semitism of his time, criticized social conventions and wrote frankly about human sexuality, with one of his plays later cited as “Jewish filth” by Adolf Hitler. Less famously, Schnitzler was also an amateur composer. After his flirty „Liebelei-Walzer“ waltz (JMW, Inv. Nr. 13460) was featured in our museum’s 2003 exhibition „Quasi una Fantasia“ on Viennese Jewish musical heritage, conductor Wolfgang Danzmayr noticed the work, and performed it in the Salzburg New Year’s Concert the following year.