Internationales Franz Schubert Institut

 

Protocol of the general assembly on 13 April 2005

 

Present: Dr. Thomas Aigner, Dr. Erich Benedikt, Martha Böhm-Schubert, Dr. Michael Lorenz, Dr. Susanne Pils (Vienna City Archive), Norbert Rubey, Dr. Rita Steblin, Reinhard Wieser, Georg Zauner (Verlag Schneider)

 

I. The general assembly begins at 3.45 pm because at 3.30 pm there is no quorum due to the presence of less than half of the IFSI's members. The day's agenda is passed unanimously.

 

II. The protocol of the last general assembly is accepted unanimously.

 

III. The commentary to the first volume of the new edition of the Dokumente has been published. Sabine Montgomery has submitted the translation of David Montgomery's book „Franz Schubert’s Music in Performance“ and thereby the project is finished. In spite of numerous tries the IFSI's executive committee could not be completed and members could not be persuaded to take part in the society's activities. The intended collaboration with Professor Gernot Gruber could not be achieved; regarding Schubert scholarship he preferred a joint project with the Vienna City Library (the digitalizing of Schubert autographs). A merger of the planned successor of the Brille and the Perspektiven was not successful, because of existing contracts with the publishers. Owing to financial reasons an independent continuation of the Brille was impossible.  Because of the difficult financial situation (see below) the office in the Kettenbrückengasse had to be closed on 4 October 2004 after the furniture and the equipment had been sold.

 

IV. The board presents the cashing up for the years 2003, 2004 and for the incomplete year 2005. All grants that had been open at the beginning of the period in question were duly accounted for according to the regulations. The society received a demand of the publishing house Schneider for the printing costs of Brille 23 until 30 amounting to EUR 21.228,42,-, of which only EUR 1.500,- (for Brille 30) could be balanced. The remaining amount could not be covered with subsidies, because they are only granted for projects to be assigned and not for the payment of earlier debts. The attempt to compensate the publisher by ceding the estate of Philip Herschkowitz to Schneider's failed, as it turned out that this material is not property of the association. Owing to the financial situation and the insufficient number of members of the executive committee, a continuation of the society is impossible. The IFSI's account at BA-CA was closed in October 2004 and so was the account at the PSK on the day of the general assembly. By the end of 2003 the IFSI account in Germany was closed by Dr. Bodendorff according to the resolution of the board.

 

V. Mr. Rubey confirms the correctness of the accounts for the years 2003, 2004 and for the incomplete year 2005. His motion for exoneration of the members of the board is approved without dissenting vote with abstention of the board.

 

VI. Miscellaneous is skipped for lack of topics.

 

Vienna, 13 April 2005

 

Dr. Michael Lorenz    Dr. Thomas Aigner



Internationales Franz Schubert Institut

Protocol of the extraordinary general assembly on 13 April 2005

 

Present: Aigner, Benedikt, Böhm-Schubert, Lorenz, Pils (Vienna City Archive), Rubey, Steblin, Waidelich, Wieser, Zauner (Verlag Schneider)

 

I. The general assembly begins at 4.45 pm because at 4.30 pm to the there is no quorum due to the presence of less than half of the members. The day's agenda is passed unanimously.

 

II. The disbandment of the society is resolved unanimously with one abstention. The society has no assets at its disposal. To cover the liabilities the publications of the IFSI and the society's correspondence (if of value) is given to Schneider's. Material of only idealistic value (i.e. photocopies of documents and articles) becomes property of the Vienna City Library. After an intermediate storage at the Vienna City Archive the IFSI's holdings are now kept by the Music Collection of the Vienna City Library. Dr. Aigner and Mr. Rubey are appointed liquidators.

 

Vienna, 13 April 2005

 

Dr. Michael Lorenz    Dr. Thomas Aigner




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