Rudolph Reti (1885-1957),
composer, pianist and musicologist, was a pupil of Eduard Steuermann. As a
pianist he premiered Schoenberg’s Opus 19 piano pieces. His music and
analytical technique are represented in this collection, especially in the
fifteen full scores and in the textual manuscripts on theory and analysis.
He is the author of "Tonality, Atonality, Pantonality: A Study of Some
Trends in Twentieth-Century Music."
Rudolph’s brother, Richard Reti (1889-1929), was a world-famous chess master
who famously defeated Capablanca in 1924 with what is now known as the Reti
Opening. This collection also contains Richard's manuscripts and notes on
chess in five sheet music boxes containing approximately 100 chess-related