Wien, 23/IX-29.

Lieber Herr Doktor! 1

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen. 2 Ich werde Dienstag den 1. Oktober pünktlich um 12 Uhr bei Ihnen erscheinen und freue mich wie immer auf den Wiederbeginn der Studien. 3 Sehr neugierig bin ich auf Oppels Walzer, 4 die Ihnen und Ihrer lieben Frau so viel Freude machten.

{verso} Ich bin erst am 14 d[.m]. aus Wels 5 zurückgekehrt und halte bisher zu Hause noch verschiedenes zu erledigen, womit ich vor der Abreise nicht fertig wurde. 6

Nun aber hoffe ich mich wieder möglichst ungestört der Musik widmen zu können und bis zum 1. Oktober noch den in Vent 7 begonnenen Entwurf der Stimmführung der Fuge von Händel 8 – so weit es eben sein kann, zu Ende zu bringen.


Herzliche Grüsse Ihnen u. Ihrer l. Frau von den Meinen
v. Ihrer
[signed:] Angi Elias

© Transcription Michaela Searfoorce, 2006, 2019


Vienna, September 23, 1929

Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

Heartfelt thanks for your friendly missive. 2 I will appear at your place Tuesday October 1 punctually at 12 o'clock, and as always look forward to the recommencement of my studies. 3 I am very curious about Oppel's Waltzes, 4 which gave you and your dear wife so much joy.

{verso} I did not get back from Wels 5 until the 14th, and have been staying at home since then to finish up various things that were not done before my departure. 6

But now I hope to be able to dedicate myself once again to music, undisturbed as much as possible, and between now and October 1, as far as can be, to bring to a close the voice-leading sketch of the fugue by Handel 8 begun in Vent 7


Cordial greetings to you and your dear wife from my family
[and] from your
[signed:] Angi Elias

© Translation Michaela Searfoorce, 2006, 2019


Wien, 23/IX-29.

Lieber Herr Doktor! 1

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Zeilen. 2 Ich werde Dienstag den 1. Oktober pünktlich um 12 Uhr bei Ihnen erscheinen und freue mich wie immer auf den Wiederbeginn der Studien. 3 Sehr neugierig bin ich auf Oppels Walzer, 4 die Ihnen und Ihrer lieben Frau so viel Freude machten.

{verso} Ich bin erst am 14 d[.m]. aus Wels 5 zurückgekehrt und halte bisher zu Hause noch verschiedenes zu erledigen, womit ich vor der Abreise nicht fertig wurde. 6

Nun aber hoffe ich mich wieder möglichst ungestört der Musik widmen zu können und bis zum 1. Oktober noch den in Vent 7 begonnenen Entwurf der Stimmführung der Fuge von Händel 8 – so weit es eben sein kann, zu Ende zu bringen.


Herzliche Grüsse Ihnen u. Ihrer l. Frau von den Meinen
v. Ihrer
[signed:] Angi Elias

© Transcription Michaela Searfoorce, 2006, 2019


Vienna, September 23, 1929

Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

Heartfelt thanks for your friendly missive. 2 I will appear at your place Tuesday October 1 punctually at 12 o'clock, and as always look forward to the recommencement of my studies. 3 I am very curious about Oppel's Waltzes, 4 which gave you and your dear wife so much joy.

{verso} I did not get back from Wels 5 until the 14th, and have been staying at home since then to finish up various things that were not done before my departure. 6

But now I hope to be able to dedicate myself once again to music, undisturbed as much as possible, and between now and October 1, as far as can be, to bring to a close the voice-leading sketch of the fugue by Handel 8 begun in Vent 7


Cordial greetings to you and your dear wife from my family
[and] from your
[signed:] Angi Elias

© Translation Michaela Searfoorce, 2006, 2019

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/2, p. 3382, September 25,1929: "Von Frl. Elias u. Kahn (Br.): Bestätigungen." ("From Miss Elias and Miss Kahn (letter[s?]): confirmation.").

2 The item is not known to have survived, but Schenker's diary for September 21 records: "An Frl. Elias (K.): erwarte sie am 1. X." ("To Miss Elias (postcard): I expect her on October 1.").

3 Elias's previous lesson had been on June 13, 1929, at the end of Schenker’s season. Her first lesson of the 1929/1930 season was on October 1, with regular lessons each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, through to June 26, 1930.

4 The two sets of waltzes by Reinhard Oppel are: (1) Walzer fuer Klavier. Frau J. Schenker zur Erinnerung an den Sommer 1929 in Galtuer, and (2) 3 Walzer vom Sommer 1931 in Galtuer. Frau J. Schenker in immer gleicher Verehrung gewidmet von Reinhard Oppel. One set of these has been recorded by Heejung Kang on Toccata Classics, Reinhard Oppel: Piano Music, vol. I TOCC0003 (2011).

5 Wels: on the Traun River in the foothills of the Eastern Alps, approximately equidistant between Munich and Vienna. It has Roman remains and an imperial castle, and holds an annual fair, the Welser Messe.

6 Elias wrote continuously, but a paragraph-sign has been drawn before "Nun."

7 Vent: ski village in the foothills of the Wildspitze mountain, near to Obergurgl and Sölden, in the Ötztal region.

8 No item answering this description and identified with Elias appears to survive in the Oster or Oswald Jonas Memorial collections. Her lessonbook notes include: Oct 3: "Händel Suite, Bild der Einleitung korrigirt."— Oct 17: "Bild der Händel-Fuge begonnen." —Oct 31: "Beginn der Korrektur des Bildes vom Mittelteil der Fuge." — Nov 21: "Korrektur der 1. Schicht in den Fugenbildern abgeschlossen." — Dec 5: "Das Hintergrundbild der Fuge verfaßt." (Oct 3: "Handel suite, graph of the introduction corrected." — Oct 17: "Graph of the Handel fugue begun." — Oct 31: "Begining of correction to the graph of the middle section of the fugue." — Nov 21: "Correction of the first layer in the fugue graphs completed." — Dec 5: "The background graph of the fugue drawn.").

Commentary

Format
2p notecard or small-format letter, recto-verso, holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1945)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1945-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Heirs or representatives of Angi Elias; deemed to be in the public domain
License
Deemed to be in the public domain. All reasonable efforts have been made to identify any heirs or representatives of Angi Elias. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to Schenker Documents Online, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk.

Digital version created: 2019-02-02
Last updated: 2011-03-05