{recto}
Postkarte

[An: ] Herrn Dr. Schenker
Wien III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 11. 6 21 5–6N | * 7 c ||

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:] KÖNIGL: BIBLIOTHEK ZU BERLIN

[printed within rectangular frame, twice diagonally deleted by hand:]
Fr. d. A. 21 1
Kgl. Pr. Bibliothek

{verso}
Musik-Abteilung
KÖNIGLICHE BIBLIOTHEK
Preussische Staatsbibliothek
BERLIN NW7, den 10. Juni 1921
Unter den Linden 38


Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 2

Es gereicht mir zu einer besonderen Freude, Ihnen die alte Simrock’sche Ausgabe von Beethovens op. 31, 3 von der wir leider nur No 3 besitzen, zustellen zu können. Ich bitte Sie, das Werk gleichfalls als Drucksache, aber eingeschrieben an die Musikabteilung der Preußischen Staatsbibl. möglichst bald wieder zurückzusenden.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichstem Gruße
[signed:] Altmann

Mus. S.-Nr. 577.

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard

[To: ] Dr. Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 11. 6 21 5–6 PM | * 7 c ||

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:] ROYAL LIBRARY BERLIN

[printed within rectangular frame, twice diagonally deleted by hand:]
Free-franking privilege 21 1
Royal Prussian Library

{verso}
Music Department
ROYAL LIBRARY
Prussian State Library
BERLIN NW7, June 10, 1921
Unter den Linden 38


Dear Dr. [Schenker], 2

It gives me very great pleasure to be able to deliver to you the old Simrock edition of Beethoven's Op. 31, 3 of which we unfortunately possess only No. 3. May I ask you to return the opus likewise as printed matter, but registered, to the Music Department of the Prussian State Library as soon as possible.


With kindest regards and sincerest greetings
[signed:] Altmann

Music Correspondence No. 577

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postkarte

[An: ] Herrn Dr. Schenker
Wien III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 11. 6 21 5–6N | * 7 c ||

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:] KÖNIGL: BIBLIOTHEK ZU BERLIN

[printed within rectangular frame, twice diagonally deleted by hand:]
Fr. d. A. 21 1
Kgl. Pr. Bibliothek

{verso}
Musik-Abteilung
KÖNIGLICHE BIBLIOTHEK
Preussische Staatsbibliothek
BERLIN NW7, den 10. Juni 1921
Unter den Linden 38


Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 2

Es gereicht mir zu einer besonderen Freude, Ihnen die alte Simrock’sche Ausgabe von Beethovens op. 31, 3 von der wir leider nur No 3 besitzen, zustellen zu können. Ich bitte Sie, das Werk gleichfalls als Drucksache, aber eingeschrieben an die Musikabteilung der Preußischen Staatsbibl. möglichst bald wieder zurückzusenden.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichstem Gruße
[signed:] Altmann

Mus. S.-Nr. 577.

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard

[To: ] Dr. Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 11. 6 21 5–6 PM | * 7 c ||

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:] ROYAL LIBRARY BERLIN

[printed within rectangular frame, twice diagonally deleted by hand:]
Free-franking privilege 21 1
Royal Prussian Library

{verso}
Music Department
ROYAL LIBRARY
Prussian State Library
BERLIN NW7, June 10, 1921
Unter den Linden 38


Dear Dr. [Schenker], 2

It gives me very great pleasure to be able to deliver to you the old Simrock edition of Beethoven's Op. 31, 3 of which we unfortunately possess only No. 3. May I ask you to return the opus likewise as printed matter, but registered, to the Music Department of the Prussian State Library as soon as possible.


With kindest regards and sincerest greetings
[signed:] Altmann

Music Correspondence No. 577

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

Footnotes

1 "Fr. d. A." = "Frei durch Ablöse".

2 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/2, p. 2354, June 14, 1921: "Von Prof. Altmann (K.): sendet Simrok-Ausg., leider nur op. 31 No. 3." ("From Professor Altmann (postcard): is sending Simrock edition, unfortunately only Op. 31, No. 3.") Receipt of the score itself is recorded on p. 2355, June 16, 1921: "Von Altmann Simrock-Ausgabe." ("From Altmann Simrock edition.") See also OC B/146, June 17, 1921.

3 Ludwig van Beethoven, Trois sonates pour le piano-forte . . . Oeuvre 31. Liv. 3. Edition très correcte (Bonn: Simrock [1803]).

Commentary

Rights Holder
Representatives of the Prussian State Library, permission sought
License
Permission to publish being sought from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
Format
Printed postcard, postmark and handwritten recipient's address, recto; printed and stamped sender's address, typewritten message, handwritten correspondence number, holograph signature, verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

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Last updated: 2012-09-26