[no salutation]

Sollte es nicht die richtige Ausgabe sein bitte um Verständigung 1

Götterdämmerung erscheint erst demnächst 2


{recto} Mit den besten Wünschen
[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

[no salutation]

Please let me know if this is not the right edition. 1

Twilight of the Gods will not appear for a short while yet. 2


{recto} With best wishes,
[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

[no salutation]

Sollte es nicht die richtige Ausgabe sein bitte um Verständigung 1

Götterdämmerung erscheint erst demnächst 2


{recto} Mit den besten Wünschen
[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

[no salutation]

Please let me know if this is not the right edition. 1

Twilight of the Gods will not appear for a short while yet. 2


{recto} With best wishes,
[unsigned]

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

Footnotes

1 Presumably the edition of a piece of piano music that Alphons was studying. — 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 Since Götterdämmerung was given in Vienna as part of the complete Ring cycle in 1879, this must relate to a later performance, if indeed it refers to a performance at all; "erscheinen" can mean "be published"; however, Götterdämmerung was first published in 1877. Possibly, Alphons is referring to a piano reduction of the work, or conceivably to an article about the work. Perhaps, though, he is speaking figuratively; it may be a private joke.

Commentary

Format
Calling card, printed name and address, holograph valediction, recto; holograph message, 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