{recto}

Dr Julius Korngold
VII Lerchenfelderstraße 5

{verso}

Sehr geehrter HerrDr !

Darf ich Sie um die Partitur Ihrer Bach-Bearbeitung 1 bitten? Oder allenfalls um ein paar Worte über das, was Sie getan haben. Unterthänigsten Dank im Voraus


Ihr ergebener
[unsigned]

21/XI 1902

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2006

{recto}

Dr. Julius Korngold
[Vienna] VII, Lerchenfelderstraße 5

{verso}

Dear Dr. [Schenker],

May I ask you for the score of your Bach arrangement? 1 Or in any event for a few words on what you have done. Most respectful thanks in advance,


Your devoted
[unsigned]

November 21, 1902

© Translation Geoffrey A. Chew, 2006

{recto}

Dr Julius Korngold
VII Lerchenfelderstraße 5

{verso}

Sehr geehrter HerrDr !

Darf ich Sie um die Partitur Ihrer Bach-Bearbeitung 1 bitten? Oder allenfalls um ein paar Worte über das, was Sie getan haben. Unterthänigsten Dank im Voraus


Ihr ergebener
[unsigned]

21/XI 1902

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2006

{recto}

Dr. Julius Korngold
[Vienna] VII, Lerchenfelderstraße 5

{verso}

Dear Dr. [Schenker],

May I ask you for the score of your Bach arrangement? 1 Or in any event for a few words on what you have done. Most respectful thanks in advance,


Your devoted
[unsigned]

November 21, 1902

© Translation Geoffrey A. Chew, 2006

Footnotes

1 The music critic was presumably requesting the arrangement of the cantata Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen, BWV 56, which had been performed in the small hall of the Wiener Musikverein under Schenker's direction on March 19, 1902; on the concert, see Hellmut Federhofer, Heinrich Schenker: nach Tagebüchern und Briefen ... (Hildesheim: Olms, 1985), p. 19, n. 37. The performance received a very positive verdict at the time from one of Korngold's colleagues in the Neue Freie Presse: "[...] Besides [bass soloist Eduard Gärtner] Dr. Schenker should receive an honorable mention, who conducted the orchestra and acted as the capable accompanist of all the songs performed after the cantata. [...]" (R., "Concerte," March 24, 1902, Morgenblatt, p. 5). The score is now preserved in the Oswald Jonas Collection, Riverside, OJ 25/4. A more precise account of the purpose of Korngold's request cannot be established. There is no possibility of a faulty reading of "XI" (November) instead of "III" (March). Alternatively, Korngold could have been referring, possibly with a view to reviewing it, to Schenker's edition of C. P. E. Bach Keyboard Works, which must have been advertized by this time, and the Preface of which is dated "November, 1902," although the publication did not appear until February 10, 1903.

Commentary

Format
printed calling card: printed name, holograph address recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and date verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1955)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1955-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Julius Korngold; permission to be applied for
License
Every effort is being made to establish the rights to this document. It is deemed to be in the public domain. 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

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