{recto}
Postkarte
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 12. 6. 24. 6–7N | * 7 c ||

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

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
BERLIN NW7, den 12. 6. 1924
TAGEB. NR 511/24

Hochverehrter Herr Professor! 1

Leider besitzen wir das Autograph von Bachs Kleinen Präludien nicht. Den „Tonwillen” erhält unsere Bibliothek und auch ich regelmässig vom Verlag, dem dafür auch immer gedankt wird.

Hoffentlich kann ich Ihren nächsten Wunsch erfüllen.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichstem Gruße
[signed:] Prof Dr Altmann
[signed:] Direktor der Musikabteilung

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 12. 6. 24. 6–7 PM | * 7 c ||

[To: ] Prof. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
BERLIN NW7, June 12, 1924
DAYBOOK NO. 511/24

Highly revered Professor, 1

Unfortunately we do not possess the autograph of Bach's Short Preludes. Both our Library and I always receive Der Tonwille from the publishers, for which we are likewise always grateful to them.

I hope to be able to fulfil your next requirement.


With kind regards and sincerest greetings
[signed:] Prof Altmann
[signed:] Director of the Music Department

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postkarte
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 12. 6. 24. 6–7N | * 7 c ||

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

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
BERLIN NW7, den 12. 6. 1924
TAGEB. NR 511/24

Hochverehrter Herr Professor! 1

Leider besitzen wir das Autograph von Bachs Kleinen Präludien nicht. Den „Tonwillen” erhält unsere Bibliothek und auch ich regelmässig vom Verlag, dem dafür auch immer gedankt wird.

Hoffentlich kann ich Ihren nächsten Wunsch erfüllen.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichstem Gruße
[signed:] Prof Dr Altmann
[signed:] Direktor der Musikabteilung

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 12. 6. 24. 6–7 PM | * 7 c ||

[To: ] Prof. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
BERLIN NW7, June 12, 1924
DAYBOOK NO. 511/24

Highly revered Professor, 1

Unfortunately we do not possess the autograph of Bach's Short Preludes. Both our Library and I always receive Der Tonwille from the publishers, for which we are likewise always grateful to them.

I hope to be able to fulfil your next requirement.


With kind regards and sincerest greetings
[signed:] Prof Altmann
[signed:] Director of the Music Department

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2679, June 14, 1924: "Von Prof. Dr. Altmann (K.): das Bach-Autograph nicht vorhanden." ("From Professor Dr Altmann: the Bach autograph is not there.") Schenker's writing to Altmann, which is not known to survive, is recorded at p. 2678, June 10, 1924: "An Prof. Dr. Altmann (K.): ob die Handschrift von S. Bachs kleinen Präludien in der Staatsbibliothek liege; ob er den Tonwille erhalten?" ("To Professor Dr Altmann (postcard): whether the manuscript of J. S. Bach's Short Preludes is located in the State Library; has he received Der Tonwille?").

Commentary

Rights Holder
Representatives of the Prussian State Library, permission sought
License
Permission to publish being sought from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Format
Printed and stamped postcard, postmark and stamped sender's address, typewritten recipient's address, and printed document type "E12 XII22 : 1000" recto; printed sender's address, typewritten date and message, handwritten daybook 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-)

Digital version created: 2015-06-03
Last updated: 2012-09-26