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Postkarte

Absender: KOMORN
Wien, IX. Bleichergasse 15.

An Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
in Wien III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN [illeg] | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Sehr verehrter Herr Professor! 1

ich bemerke zu meiner sehr unangenehmen Überraschung, dass meine nächste Stunde planmäßig erst in 14 Tagen ist und bitte Sie daher, ob ich nicht außerdem auch diesem Samstag (d.5) kommen dürfte. 2 Wenn es nicht möglich ist, will ich Sie selbstverständlich nicht bedrängen und komme erst nächste Woche. 3


Mit vielen Empfehlungen
Ihre wahrhaft ergebene
[signed:] Maria Komorn

30. 3. 24

© Transcription Michaela Searfoorce, 2008, 2019

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Postcard

From: KOMORN
Vienna IX, Bleichergasse 15

To: Dr. Heinrich Schenker
in Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA [illeg] | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Greatly revered Professor [Schenker], 1

To my most unpleasant surprise, I notice that my next scheduled lesson is not for two weeks, and therefore ask you whether I might not also come this Saturday, the 5th. 2 If this is not possible, I will of course not pester you, and shall not come until next week. 3


With very kind regards,
Your truly devoted
[signed:] Maria Komorn

March 30, 1924

© Translation Michaela Searfoorce, 2008, 2019

{recto}
Postkarte

Absender: KOMORN
Wien, IX. Bleichergasse 15.

An Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
in Wien III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN [illeg] | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Sehr verehrter Herr Professor! 1

ich bemerke zu meiner sehr unangenehmen Überraschung, dass meine nächste Stunde planmäßig erst in 14 Tagen ist und bitte Sie daher, ob ich nicht außerdem auch diesem Samstag (d.5) kommen dürfte. 2 Wenn es nicht möglich ist, will ich Sie selbstverständlich nicht bedrängen und komme erst nächste Woche. 3


Mit vielen Empfehlungen
Ihre wahrhaft ergebene
[signed:] Maria Komorn

30. 3. 24

© Transcription Michaela Searfoorce, 2008, 2019

{recto}
Postcard

From: KOMORN
Vienna IX, Bleichergasse 15

To: Dr. Heinrich Schenker
in Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA [illeg] | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Greatly revered Professor [Schenker], 1

To my most unpleasant surprise, I notice that my next scheduled lesson is not for two weeks, and therefore ask you whether I might not also come this Saturday, the 5th. 2 If this is not possible, I will of course not pester you, and shall not come until next week. 3


With very kind regards,
Your truly devoted
[signed:] Maria Komorn

March 30, 1924

© Translation Michaela Searfoorce, 2008, 2019

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2651, April 1, 1924: "Von Frau Komorn (K.): bittet, schon diesen Samstag kommen zu dürfen." ("From Frau Komorn (postcard): asks to be allowed to come already this Saturday.").

2 Schenker's response is recorded in his diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2651, April 1, 1924: "An sie (K.): geht nicht wegen Frl. Kahn, wegen der Schwierigkeiten um das 6. Heft." ("To her (postcard): that will not work on account of Miss Kahn [for whom a lesson is recorded on April 5] and on account of the difficulties surrounding the sixth issue [of Der Tonwille]."). (No dates are given for Komorn in lessonbook 1923/24 other than the final one on May 24.)

3 Further light on Mrs. Komorn and lessons is cast by a diary entry at OJ 3/6, p. 2647, March 22, 1924: "Mrs. Komorn comes with an injured hand; a theory lesson is unavoidable – she unpacks the recitative [from the St. Matthew Passion]! Has gone totally astray! I conclude with Op. 129 and distract her from the recitative; she reads out a letter from Mrs. Michelson, in which she requests a daily lesson for September. I explain that by no means can I declare my consent, since various obstacles (could arise) could stand in her way [sic]. — Made two excerpts from Bach recitative in color."

Commentary

Format
printed postcard: stamped sender address, holograph recipient address, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, verso
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 and representatives of Maria Komorn; deemed to be in the public domain
License
All reasonable efforts have been made to trace the heirs or representatives of Maria Komorn. The document is deemed to be in the public domain. 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: 2019-02-10
Last updated: 2011-03-05