Wien, 22. V. 26

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor!

Ich 1 bitte Sie höflichst, mich für die heutige Stunde entschuldigen zu wollen. 2 Ich habe Besuch, daher habe ich schon erstes mal die Stunde verpasst und zweitens kann ich jetzt schwer fort. Ich hoffe Sie also am Dienstag 3 wiederzusehen und hoffe, dass Sie mir wegen meines Versäumniss nicht böse sind.


Mit bestem Gruss
Ihr sehr ergebener
[signed:] AvHoboken.

© Transcription John Rothgeb & Heribert Esser, 2008, 2010


Vienna, May 22, 1926

Dear Professor,

I 1 beg you to excuse me from today's lesson. 2 I have visitors, therefore I have in the first place already missed the lesson, and in the second place I cannot leave easily just now. I hope to see you, then, on Tuesday, 3 and hope that you are not cross with me on account of my absence.


With best greeting,
Yours very truly,
[signed:] A. v. Hoboken

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2008, 2010


Wien, 22. V. 26

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor!

Ich 1 bitte Sie höflichst, mich für die heutige Stunde entschuldigen zu wollen. 2 Ich habe Besuch, daher habe ich schon erstes mal die Stunde verpasst und zweitens kann ich jetzt schwer fort. Ich hoffe Sie also am Dienstag 3 wiederzusehen und hoffe, dass Sie mir wegen meines Versäumniss nicht böse sind.


Mit bestem Gruss
Ihr sehr ergebener
[signed:] AvHoboken.

© Transcription John Rothgeb & Heribert Esser, 2008, 2010


Vienna, May 22, 1926

Dear Professor,

I 1 beg you to excuse me from today's lesson. 2 I have visitors, therefore I have in the first place already missed the lesson, and in the second place I cannot leave easily just now. I hope to see you, then, on Tuesday, 3 and hope that you are not cross with me on account of my absence.


With best greeting,
Yours very truly,
[signed:] A. v. Hoboken

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2008, 2010

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 Schenker's lessonbook 1925/26 records a lesson as having taken place on Saturday May 22, 1926 ("first movement completed").

3 Tuesday was May 25: a lesson is recorded in the lessonbook 1925/26 for that date.

Commentary

Format
1p letter (small format), holograph message 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
IPR: Heirs of Anthony van Hoboken, published here with kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted by the heirs of Anthony van Hoboken February 3, 2007. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk.

Digital version created: 2008-01-19
Last updated: 2011-02-21