{recto}
Postkarte
Absender: Schenker
Wien
III, Keilgasse 8


[An:] H. Prof August Halm
Wickersdorf
b/ Saalfeld-Saale
Deutschland

[postmark:] || 1/3 WIEN [illeg] | 21. [illeg] 8 | * R * ||

{verso}

Vereh[rte]ster u. lieber Herr Prof. Halm! 1

Es hat sich ereignet, daß mein Jb II 2 an eine gewisse Stelle nicht angekommen ist, daher frage ich Sie der Vorsicht halber: Haben Sie das Ihrige Exemplar erhalten oder nicht? Ein Wörtchen erbeten! Ihre Noten habe ich erhalten, vielen, vielen Dank; 3 ich verfolge darin jedes Paketchen, wie übrigens in allen Ihren Kompositionen. Besten Dank zum Voraus


u. herzlichste Grüße
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker
21. 11. 27

© Transcription Lee Rothfarb and Ian Bent, 2006

{recto}
Postcard
From: Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8


[To:] Prof. August Halm
Wickersdorf
near Saalfeld-Saale
Germany

[postmark:] || 1/3 VIENNA [illeg] | 21. [illeg] 8 | * R * ||

{verso}

Most revered, dear Professor Halm! 1

It occurred that my Yearbook II 2 did not arrive at a certain location. Consequently, I am asking you, as a precaution: Did you receive your copy or not? Requesting a brief word! I received your music. 3 Many, many thanks. With mailings, I monitor every parcel, as I do, by the way, with all of your compositions. Many thanks in advance


and most cordial greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker
November 21, 1927

© Translation Lee Rothfarb, 2006

{recto}
Postkarte
Absender: Schenker
Wien
III, Keilgasse 8


[An:] H. Prof August Halm
Wickersdorf
b/ Saalfeld-Saale
Deutschland

[postmark:] || 1/3 WIEN [illeg] | 21. [illeg] 8 | * R * ||

{verso}

Vereh[rte]ster u. lieber Herr Prof. Halm! 1

Es hat sich ereignet, daß mein Jb II 2 an eine gewisse Stelle nicht angekommen ist, daher frage ich Sie der Vorsicht halber: Haben Sie das Ihrige Exemplar erhalten oder nicht? Ein Wörtchen erbeten! Ihre Noten habe ich erhalten, vielen, vielen Dank; 3 ich verfolge darin jedes Paketchen, wie übrigens in allen Ihren Kompositionen. Besten Dank zum Voraus


u. herzlichste Grüße
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker
21. 11. 27

© Transcription Lee Rothfarb and Ian Bent, 2006

{recto}
Postcard
From: Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8


[To:] Prof. August Halm
Wickersdorf
near Saalfeld-Saale
Germany

[postmark:] || 1/3 VIENNA [illeg] | 21. [illeg] 8 | * R * ||

{verso}

Most revered, dear Professor Halm! 1

It occurred that my Yearbook II 2 did not arrive at a certain location. Consequently, I am asking you, as a precaution: Did you receive your copy or not? Requesting a brief word! I received your music. 3 Many, many thanks. With mailings, I monitor every parcel, as I do, by the way, with all of your compositions. Many thanks in advance


and most cordial greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker
November 21, 1927

© Translation Lee Rothfarb, 2006

Footnotes

1 Writing of this postcard is not reported in Schenker's diary. "* R *" in the postmark indicates that it was sent via Rohrpost, i.e. pneumatic (express) post.

2 Das Meisterwerk in der Musik, vol II was released in September 1927.

3 Schenker had received a packet of sheet music from Halm on November 3, recorded in his diary at OJ 4/1, p. 3129: "Von Halm neue Noten ‒ geradezu unmusikalisch!" ("New sheet music from Halm – downright unmusical"), so the identity of the compositions is unknown. On November 20 he had written postcards to Oppel, Roth and Halm asking them whether they had received Meisterwerk II. He received Halm's confirmation of this (OJ 11/35, 25) on November 26.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph sender addresses recto, holograph salutations, message, and signature verso
Provenance
August Halm (document date-1929)—Heirs of August Halm (1929-19??)--Deutsches Literaturarchiv (19??-)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain; published with the kind permission of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv
License
All reasonable efforts have been made to locate heirs of Heinrich Schenker; any claim to intellectual rights should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk

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