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[printed:]
CARL LAFITE
IX, Sechsschimmelgasse 14, III.
2/10 1902.

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Ich sehe Ihrem geschätzten Besuche sehr gerne entgegen 2 und bitte Sie mir wennmöglich morgen Freitag zwischen fünf und sechs Uhr abends das Vergnügen zu machen.


Hochachtungsvollst
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2007, 2009

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[printed:]
CARL LAFITE
[Vienna] IX, Sechsschimmelgasse 14, apt. III
October 2, 1902

Dear Sir, 1

I look forward keenly to your visit, 2 and ask you to give me the pleasure of your company tomorrow, Friday, between 5pm and 6pm.


Hochachtungsvollst
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2010

{recto}

[printed:]
CARL LAFITE
IX, Sechsschimmelgasse 14, III.
2/10 1902.

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Ich sehe Ihrem geschätzten Besuche sehr gerne entgegen 2 und bitte Sie mir wennmöglich morgen Freitag zwischen fünf und sechs Uhr abends das Vergnügen zu machen.


Hochachtungsvollst
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2007, 2009

{recto}

[printed:]
CARL LAFITE
[Vienna] IX, Sechsschimmelgasse 14, apt. III
October 2, 1902

Dear Sir, 1

I look forward keenly to your visit, 2 and ask you to give me the pleasure of your company tomorrow, Friday, between 5pm and 6pm.


Hochachtungsvollst
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2010

Footnotes

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

2 Lafite directed the Wiener Singakademie, a semiprofessional concert choir, from 1900 to 1905. Schenker's visit may have related to the performance of his a capella chorus for mixed choir, Vorüber, Op. 7, No. 3 at a choral concert by the Wiener Singakademie in the Großer Musikvereinsaal on December 18, 1903 under the direction of Hermann Grädener (www.wienersingakademie.at/archiv/). According to Federhofer, Heinrich Schenker nach Tagebüchern und Briefen ... (1985), p. 19, fn 37, Schenker conducted the first performance himself.

Commentary

Format
calling card, recto, printed letterhead, 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
Heirs of Carl Lafite; deemed to be in the public domain
License
All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Carl Lafite. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence (at) mus (dot) camc (dot) uk

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Last updated: 2012-11-02