{recto}

Absender: Dr H Schenker
III., Keilgasse 8
Wien

An: H. Prof. M. Violin
Hamburg
Woldsenweg 3
Deutschland
[postmark:] || WIEN | 22. 1. 23 | * [illeg]a * ||
[For continuation of recto see below]
{verso}

21. I. 1923

Fl! 1

H. hat T.W.3. gestern ausgegeben, also doch! du erhältst dein Exemplar, wie immer. Sieh zu, daß einige Musiker das Heft erwerben, es liegt in ihrem eigenen Vorteil. Meine Schüler habe ich beauftragt, bis je 10 Stück zu kaufen u. zu verschenken. Und vom 4. Heft („Schulheft“) stifte ich selbst 100 Exempl. an reichsdeutsche Musikschulen (Verteilung durch Freunde vorzunehmen, z.B. du kriegst 10 Stück zumr Verteilung an Schulen). – Wie geht es Karli? Doch hoffentlich immer besser! – Was sagst du {recto} zu den „Völkern vom Westen?“ des „Vermischten“ im III Heft, 2 obgleich vor einem Jahr geschrieben, erweist sich als die reinste Prophetie. Aber es war nicht schwer, nur für die gewissen deutschen Redaktionen.

[no valedicition or signature]

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2011

{recto}

From: Dr. H. Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

To: Prof. M. Violin,
Hamburg,
Woldsenweg 3,
Germany
[postmark:] || VIENNA | 22. 1. 23 | * [illeg]a * ||
[For continuation of recto see below]
{verso}

January 21, 1923

Floriz, 1

Hertzka issued Tonwille 3 yesterday, so you really will be receiving your copy, as usual! Please ensure that some musicians purchase this issue: it is to their own advantage. I have instructed my pupils to purchase up to ten copies each, and give them away as presents. I am myself donating 100 copies of issue 4 ("issue for schools") to imperial German music schools (distribution to be undertaken by friends, e.g. you get ten copies to distribute to schools). — How are things with Karli? Improving steadily, I very much hope. What do you think of {recto} the "Peoples of the West" in the "Miscellanea" of issue 3? 2 Although it was written a year ago, it has proved to be truly prophetic. However, it was not difficult, only for certain German editorial offices.

[no valedicition or signature]

© Translation William Drabkin, 2011

{recto}

Absender: Dr H Schenker
III., Keilgasse 8
Wien

An: H. Prof. M. Violin
Hamburg
Woldsenweg 3
Deutschland
[postmark:] || WIEN | 22. 1. 23 | * [illeg]a * ||
[For continuation of recto see below]
{verso}

21. I. 1923

Fl! 1

H. hat T.W.3. gestern ausgegeben, also doch! du erhältst dein Exemplar, wie immer. Sieh zu, daß einige Musiker das Heft erwerben, es liegt in ihrem eigenen Vorteil. Meine Schüler habe ich beauftragt, bis je 10 Stück zu kaufen u. zu verschenken. Und vom 4. Heft („Schulheft“) stifte ich selbst 100 Exempl. an reichsdeutsche Musikschulen (Verteilung durch Freunde vorzunehmen, z.B. du kriegst 10 Stück zumr Verteilung an Schulen). – Wie geht es Karli? Doch hoffentlich immer besser! – Was sagst du {recto} zu den „Völkern vom Westen?“ des „Vermischten“ im III Heft, 2 obgleich vor einem Jahr geschrieben, erweist sich als die reinste Prophetie. Aber es war nicht schwer, nur für die gewissen deutschen Redaktionen.

[no valedicition or signature]

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2011

{recto}

From: Dr. H. Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

To: Prof. M. Violin,
Hamburg,
Woldsenweg 3,
Germany
[postmark:] || VIENNA | 22. 1. 23 | * [illeg]a * ||
[For continuation of recto see below]
{verso}

January 21, 1923

Floriz, 1

Hertzka issued Tonwille 3 yesterday, so you really will be receiving your copy, as usual! Please ensure that some musicians purchase this issue: it is to their own advantage. I have instructed my pupils to purchase up to ten copies each, and give them away as presents. I am myself donating 100 copies of issue 4 ("issue for schools") to imperial German music schools (distribution to be undertaken by friends, e.g. you get ten copies to distribute to schools). — How are things with Karli? Improving steadily, I very much hope. What do you think of {recto} the "Peoples of the West" in the "Miscellanea" of issue 3? 2 Although it was written a year ago, it has proved to be truly prophetic. However, it was not difficult, only for certain German editorial offices.

[no valedicition or signature]

© Translation William Drabkin, 2011

Footnotes

1 Writing of this postcard is recorded at OJ 3/4, p. 2491, January 21, 1923: "An Hans Guttmann, Hammer, Floriz, Vrieslander (K.): kündige das 3. Heft an." (To Hans Guttmann, Hammer, Floriz, Vrieslander (postcard): I announce [publication of] issue 3.") — On the previous day (ibid), he wrote to his brother: "An Mozio (Br.): ersuche 10–20 Hefte Tonwillen zu kaufen u. zu verschenken. (To Mozio [Schenker] (letter): I ask [him] to purchase ten to twenty issues of Der Tonwille and to give them away as present.").

2 fn2. "Vermischtes" ("Miscellanea"), Der Tonwille, Heft 3, pp. 26–38 (Eng. trans., vol. I, pp. 121–37), the general tenor of which is the superiority of German aristocratic genius over "Western" democracy. The title that Schenker places in quotation-marks here does not, however, appear as a heading in the published version.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph addresses, message continuation, holograph message beginning verso, unsigned
Provenance
Violin, Moriz (document date-1956)--Heirs of Moriz Violin (1956-197?)--University of California, Riverside (197?--)
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

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Last updated: 2011-08-22