{recto}
Postkarte

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

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 31. 10. 24 5–6N | * 7 s ||

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
TAGEB. NR 1733/24
BERLIN NW7, den 30. 10. 1924

Sehr verehrter Herr Professor. 1

Endlich kann ich Ihnen die versprochenen, abphotographierten Stimmen von Bach’s „Matthäus-Passion“ zusenden. Dürfte ich Sie bitten das verauslagte Porto von 2, 15 Goldmark an die Musik-Abteilung der Preuss. Staatsbibliothek (ohne Nennung meines Namens) einzusenden.


Mit vorzüglichster Hochachtung und bestem Gruß
[signed:] Der Direktor der Musikabteilung.
[signed:] Altmann

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard

[To: ] Dr. H. Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 31. 10. 24 5–6 PM | * 7 s ||

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
DAYBOOK NO. 1733/24
BERLIN NW7, October 30, 1924

Highly revered Professor, 1

At last I am able to send you the promised photographed parts of Bach's St Matthew Passion . Might I please ask you to remit the incurred postage costs of 2. 15 gold Marks to the Music Department of the Prussian State Library (without mentioning my name).


With kindest regards and best greetings,
[signed:] The Director of the Music Department
[signed:] Altmann

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postkarte

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

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 31. 10. 24 5–6N | * 7 s ||

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
TAGEB. NR 1733/24
BERLIN NW7, den 30. 10. 1924

Sehr verehrter Herr Professor. 1

Endlich kann ich Ihnen die versprochenen, abphotographierten Stimmen von Bach’s „Matthäus-Passion“ zusenden. Dürfte ich Sie bitten das verauslagte Porto von 2, 15 Goldmark an die Musik-Abteilung der Preuss. Staatsbibliothek (ohne Nennung meines Namens) einzusenden.


Mit vorzüglichster Hochachtung und bestem Gruß
[signed:] Der Direktor der Musikabteilung.
[signed:] Altmann

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard

[To: ] Dr. H. Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || BERLIN NW | 31. 10. 24 5–6 PM | * 7 s ||

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
DAYBOOK NO. 1733/24
BERLIN NW7, October 30, 1924

Highly revered Professor, 1

At last I am able to send you the promised photographed parts of Bach's St Matthew Passion . Might I please ask you to remit the incurred postage costs of 2. 15 gold Marks to the Music Department of the Prussian State Library (without mentioning my name).


With kindest regards and best greetings,
[signed:] The Director of the Music Department
[signed:] Altmann

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's dairy at OJ 3/7, p. 2750, November 3, 1924: "Von Altmann (K.): sendet die versprochenen autographen Blätter, bittet nur um Vergütung des Portos, 2.15 GM. (ohne Nennung seines Namens!?)." ("From Altmann (postcard): he sends the promised autograph leaves, asks only for reimbursement of the postage, 2.15 gold Marks (without saying his name!?)."). Receipt of the photographs is recorded at OJ 3/7, p. 2752, November 7, 1924: "Von der preuss. Staatsbibliothek kommen die Blätter: 171000 aufgerundet auf 180000 Kronen." ("The pages arrive from the Prussian State Library: 171,000 rounded up to 180,000 Kronen.") See also OC B/186, November 6, 1924.

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 handwritten recipient's address, printed document type "E 11 VI 24 : 1000", recto; printed sender's address, handwritten date and message with holograph addition and 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