Lieber Herr Dr! 1

Leider war ich zur verabredeten Zeit über Land geflogen, jedoch ist mein Clavier Eifer noch immer auf der selben Höhe; kommen Sie bald sonst könnte er erlahmen – {recto} vielleicht Samstag gegen 2h.

Anbei mit nachträgliche[n] Neujahrswünschen ein klein unmusikalisches Souvenir. 2

[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

Sadly, at the time in question I had flown the country, however, my enthusiasm for the piano is as keen as ever. Come soon, or it could diminsh ‒ {recto} perhaps Saturday around 2 p.m.

Enclosed, with belated best wishes for the New Year, a small unmusical souvenir. 2

[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Lieber Herr Dr! 1

Leider war ich zur verabredeten Zeit über Land geflogen, jedoch ist mein Clavier Eifer noch immer auf der selben Höhe; kommen Sie bald sonst könnte er erlahmen – {recto} vielleicht Samstag gegen 2h.

Anbei mit nachträgliche[n] Neujahrswünschen ein klein unmusikalisches Souvenir. 2

[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

Sadly, at the time in question I had flown the country, however, my enthusiasm for the piano is as keen as ever. Come soon, or it could diminsh ‒ {recto} perhaps Saturday around 2 p.m.

Enclosed, with belated best wishes for the New Year, a small unmusical souvenir. 2

[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

Footnotes

1 Alphons's period of piano study with Schenker precedes November 1899, hence this calling card presumably dates from somewhere in the 1890s or even late 1880s.

2 Souvenir: not preserved with card; unidentified.

Commentary

Format
Calling card, printed name and address, holograph message continuation, recto; holograph salutation and message beginning, verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (unknown-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1945)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1945-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Descendants and representatives of Barons Albert and Alphons von Rothschild, reproduced here with kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted by representative of the descendants of Barons Albert and Alphons von Rothschild, April 10, 2008. 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: 2019-01-19
Last updated: 2012-11-02