{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte

Absender: Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An:] H
Prof.
Felix von Cube
Hamburg
Mittelweg 126
Haus Ia II
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | -8. V 34.10 | * 4f * ||
{verso}

8.5.34

Mein lieber Prof. v. Cube ! 1

Der „fr. Satz“ ist abgeschlossen u. auch schon beim Verlag; das gibt mir sehr, sehr viel zu schaffen, doch möchte ich zumindest (in Eile) auf das Bildchen zurückkommen u. Sie wegen des Feingefühls in der Nachempfindung u. der Darstellu[ng] ganz besonders rühmen! 2 Ich hoffe bald auf den übrigen Inhalt u. noch einmal auf das Bildchen zurückzukommen.

In Vorbereitung ist auch das 2. Heft „Url-Tf“: Beeth Son. cism (27 I [recte II] ganz, Moz. , Fant. dm , Chop. Et. 10III (Ed), Brahms : „Auf dem Kirchhofe 3 usw. usw.


Mit besten Wünschen u. Grüßen von uns Beiden
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard

From: Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

[To:] Prof.
Felix von Cube,
Hamburg,
Mittelweg 126,
House Ia II
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | -8. V 34.10 | * 4f * ||
{verso}

May 8, 1934

My dear Professor von Cube, 1

Der freie Satz is now finished, and is already with the publisher. This gives me much, very much, to do; yet I would like at least (in haste) to return to the little graph and congratulate you quite particularly on your sensitivity in your perception and representation! 2 I hope to return soon to the rest of the content, and once more to the little graph.

The second series of Urlinie-Tafeln is also in preparation: Beethoven, Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 [recte 2] complete; Mozart, Fantasia in D minor [K.397] ; Chopin, Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3; Brahms, "Auf dem Kirchhofe", 3 etc., etc.


With best wishes and greetings from the two of us,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker

© Translation William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte

Absender: Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An:] H
Prof.
Felix von Cube
Hamburg
Mittelweg 126
Haus Ia II
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | -8. V 34.10 | * 4f * ||
{verso}

8.5.34

Mein lieber Prof. v. Cube ! 1

Der „fr. Satz“ ist abgeschlossen u. auch schon beim Verlag; das gibt mir sehr, sehr viel zu schaffen, doch möchte ich zumindest (in Eile) auf das Bildchen zurückkommen u. Sie wegen des Feingefühls in der Nachempfindung u. der Darstellu[ng] ganz besonders rühmen! 2 Ich hoffe bald auf den übrigen Inhalt u. noch einmal auf das Bildchen zurückzukommen.

In Vorbereitung ist auch das 2. Heft „Url-Tf“: Beeth Son. cism (27 I [recte II] ganz, Moz. , Fant. dm , Chop. Et. 10III (Ed), Brahms : „Auf dem Kirchhofe 3 usw. usw.


Mit besten Wünschen u. Grüßen von uns Beiden
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard

From: Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

[To:] Prof.
Felix von Cube,
Hamburg,
Mittelweg 126,
House Ia II
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | -8. V 34.10 | * 4f * ||
{verso}

May 8, 1934

My dear Professor von Cube, 1

Der freie Satz is now finished, and is already with the publisher. This gives me much, very much, to do; yet I would like at least (in haste) to return to the little graph and congratulate you quite particularly on your sensitivity in your perception and representation! 2 I hope to return soon to the rest of the content, and once more to the little graph.

The second series of Urlinie-Tafeln is also in preparation: Beethoven, Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 1 [recte 2] complete; Mozart, Fantasia in D minor [K.397] ; Chopin, Etude in E major, Op. 10, No. 3; Brahms, "Auf dem Kirchhofe", 3 etc., etc.


With best wishes and greetings from the two of us,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker

© Translation William Drabkin, 2006

Footnotes

1 Writing of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/7, pp. 3909-3910, May 8, 1933: "An v. Cube (K.): rühme das Bildchen, werde auf den Brief zurückkommen." ("I praise the little graph; will come back to his letter."). There is, however, no follow-up communication, nor is one recorded in the diary, before receipt of von Cube's next letter on June 4.

2 i.e. the graph enclosed with OJ 9/34, [39], April 29, 1934, in all probablility the D major prelude from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1. (See Cube's next letter to Schenker, OJ 9/34, [40], June 2, 1934.)

3 Except for the Mozart Fantasia, all these works appear in Schenker's handwritten list of works to be analyzed in a planned continuation of his Fünf Urlinie-Tafeln (New York: David Mannes Music School, 1932). The continuation was never published: see Felix Salzer's "Introduction," with Schenker's handwritten list reproduced, to Schenker, Five Graphic Music Analyses (New York: Dover Publications, 1969), pp. 17–21. The list is repeated in Schenker's last letter to Cube (October 26, 1934); the three instrumental works are also listed in Schenker’s letter to Jonas, OJ 5/18, 49, August 2, 1934.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph addresses recto, holograph message and signature verso
Provenance
Felix-Eberhard von Cube (document date--????) -- photocopies: W.M.Drabkin (1985-2011) -- Oswald Jonas Memorial Collection (2011-)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain
License
All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk

Digital version created: 2006-10-09
Last updated: 2011-10-31