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[printed:]

Correspondenz-Karte.

An: Hr. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Tondichter
in Wien III.
Reisnerstrasse 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 3/3 | BESTELLT | 26. 5. 04 | [?8-18]V
[postmark:] || 25. 5. 04 | 9/5 WIEN 69 | 2-3N ||

{verso}
Mittwoch 26/5. 1

Verehrter Herr Doctor!

Besten, wenn auch arg verspäteten Dank für die freundliche Überlassung Ihres rezenten Chores „Agnes.“ 2 Er kommt in der nächsten Saison ganz zuverlässig bei uns zur Aufführung.


Herzlich grüssend
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2007, 2009

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[printed:]

Postcard

To: Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Composer
in Vienna III
Reisnerstrasse 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 3/3 | DELIVERED | 26. 5. 04 | [?8-18] A.M.
[postmark:] || 25. 5. 04 | 9/5 VIENNA 69 | 2-3 P.M. ||

{verso}
Wednesday May 26 1

Revered Dr. [Schenker],

Warmest ‒ albeit severely belated ‒ thanks for kindly sending your recent chorus, "Agnes." w You can totally depend on its being performed by us in the next season.


With cordial greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2009

{recto}
[printed:]

Correspondenz-Karte.

An: Hr. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Tondichter
in Wien III.
Reisnerstrasse 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 3/3 | BESTELLT | 26. 5. 04 | [?8-18]V
[postmark:] || 25. 5. 04 | 9/5 WIEN 69 | 2-3N ||

{verso}
Mittwoch 26/5. 1

Verehrter Herr Doctor!

Besten, wenn auch arg verspäteten Dank für die freundliche Überlassung Ihres rezenten Chores „Agnes.“ 2 Er kommt in der nächsten Saison ganz zuverlässig bei uns zur Aufführung.


Herzlich grüssend
Ihr
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Transcription Martin Eybl, 2007, 2009

{recto}
[printed:]

Postcard

To: Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Composer
in Vienna III
Reisnerstrasse 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 3/3 | DELIVERED | 26. 5. 04 | [?8-18] A.M.
[postmark:] || 25. 5. 04 | 9/5 VIENNA 69 | 2-3 P.M. ||

{verso}
Wednesday May 26 1

Revered Dr. [Schenker],

Warmest ‒ albeit severely belated ‒ thanks for kindly sending your recent chorus, "Agnes." w You can totally depend on its being performed by us in the next season.


With cordial greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] Carl Lafite

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2009

Footnotes

1 On postmark evidence, Lafite wrote this postcard on Wednesday May 25, 1904, but dated it incorrectly as May 26. Its writing does not appear to be recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 Heinrich Schenker, Drei Gesänge für Frauenstimmen a cappella, Op. 8, Nr. 1: "Agnes" (Eduard Mörike). Nothing is known of a performance by the Wiener Damenchor-Verein or any other choir, cf. OJ 12/29, [3]. — Two of Schenker's a cappella female choruses, without doubt also from Op. 8, which comprised three choruses, were given their first performances on February 28, 1904 in a Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde concert under the direction of Ferdinand Löwe, cf. Richard Heuberger, ed., Musikbuch aus Österreich, vol. II (Vienna: Fromme, 1905), p. 68: "H. Schenker: 2 Frauench. a. cap. (I. Auff.)." ("H. Schenker: Two a cappella Female Choruses (first performance)").

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph recipient address recto, holograph message 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 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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