{recto}
Postkarte
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || [BERLIN NW] | 28. 6. 24. 4–5N | * 7 c ||

[in pencil:]Galtür in Tirol
(Poznaun)
[pencilled horizontal arrow from left pointing to address above]
[An: ] Herrn Professor Dr. H. Schenker
[in ink:] aus Wien
Wien III
Wien III Galtür
Keilgasse 8 i/Tirol

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
BERLIN NW7, den 27. Juni 192[4]
TAGEB. NR 629/24

Hochverehrter Herr Professor! 1

Die autographen Stimmen der Matthäuspassion sind 167 Blätter Folio. Jedes Blatt würde auf weiss-schwarz photographiert 18 x 24 1,10 Goldmark, zu 24 x 30 1,90 Goldmark kosten. Es würde sich wohl empfehlen, das grössere Format zu wählen. Ich bitte um freundlichen Beschei d.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichen Empfehlungen
[signed:] Prof Dr Altmann
[signed:] Direktor der Musikabteilung

x 167 1. 9
150[.]3 18000 5,7114 000
–––––
317. 3 x 1. 8
253. 84

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || [BERLIN NW] | 28. 6. 24. 4–5 PM | * 7 c ||

[in pencil:]Galtür in the Tyrol
(Poznaun)
[pencilled horizontal arrow from left pointing to address above]
[To: ] Professor H. Schenker
[in ink:] from Vienna
Vienna III
Vienaa III Galtür
Keilgasse 8 in the Tyrol

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
BERLIN NW7, June 27, 192[4]
DAYBOOK NO. 629/24

Highly revered Professor, 1

The autograph parts of the St Matthew Passion consist of 167 leaves, folio. Photographed in black-and-white at 18 x 24[cm], each leaf would cost 1. 10 gold Marks, [or] 1. 90 gold Marks at 24 x 30[cm]. It would probably be advisable to choose the larger format. Kindly let me know your decision.


With kind regards and sincere compliments
[signed:] Prof Altmann
[signed:] Director of the Music Department

x 167 1. 9
150[.]3 18,000 5,7114,000
–––––
317. 3 x 1. 8
253. 84

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postkarte
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PREUSSISCHE STAATSBIBLIOTHEK * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || [BERLIN NW] | 28. 6. 24. 4–5N | * 7 c ||

[in pencil:]Galtür in Tirol
(Poznaun)
[pencilled horizontal arrow from left pointing to address above]
[An: ] Herrn Professor Dr. H. Schenker
[in ink:] aus Wien
Wien III
Wien III Galtür
Keilgasse 8 i/Tirol

{verso}
Preussische Staatsbibliothek : Musikabteilung
BERLIN NW7, den 27. Juni 192[4]
TAGEB. NR 629/24

Hochverehrter Herr Professor! 1

Die autographen Stimmen der Matthäuspassion sind 167 Blätter Folio. Jedes Blatt würde auf weiss-schwarz photographiert 18 x 24 1,10 Goldmark, zu 24 x 30 1,90 Goldmark kosten. Es würde sich wohl empfehlen, das grössere Format zu wählen. Ich bitte um freundlichen Beschei d.


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung und verbindlichen Empfehlungen
[signed:] Prof Dr Altmann
[signed:] Direktor der Musikabteilung

x 167 1. 9
150[.]3 18000 5,7114 000
–––––
317. 3 x 1. 8
253. 84

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014

{recto}
Postcard
[circular stamp, around eagle crest:]PRUSSIAN STATE LIBRARY * BERLIN *

[postmark:] || [BERLIN NW] | 28. 6. 24. 4–5 PM | * 7 c ||

[in pencil:]Galtür in the Tyrol
(Poznaun)
[pencilled horizontal arrow from left pointing to address above]
[To: ] Professor H. Schenker
[in ink:] from Vienna
Vienna III
Vienaa III Galtür
Keilgasse 8 in the Tyrol

{verso}
Prussian State Library : Music Department
BERLIN NW7, June 27, 192[4]
DAYBOOK NO. 629/24

Highly revered Professor, 1

The autograph parts of the St Matthew Passion consist of 167 leaves, folio. Photographed in black-and-white at 18 x 24[cm], each leaf would cost 1. 10 gold Marks, [or] 1. 90 gold Marks at 24 x 30[cm]. It would probably be advisable to choose the larger format. Kindly let me know your decision.


With kind regards and sincere compliments
[signed:] Prof Altmann
[signed:] Director of the Music Department

x 167 1. 9
150[.]3 18,000 5,7114,000
–––––
317. 3 x 1. 8
253. 84

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2687, July 4, 1924: "Von Prof. Altmann (K.): nennt den Preis der 167 Blätter, kämen ungefähr auf 6 Millionen Kronen, muß also verzichten." ("From Professor Altmann (postcard): gives me the price for the 167 pages; it would amount to approximately 6 million Kronen, so I have to do without.") Schenker's writing to Altmann, which is not known to survive, is recorded at OJ 3/6, p. 2683, June 25, 1924: "An Prof. Altmann (K.): ob die Stimmen zur Matthäuspassion vorliegen." ("To Professor Altmann (postcard): whether the parts for the St. Matthew Passion are available.").

Commentary

Rights Holder
Representatives of the Prussian State Library, permission sought
License
Permission to publish being sought from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.
Format
Printed and stamped postcard, postmark and stamped sender's address, typewritten recipient's address, and printed document type "E12 XII22 : 1000" recto; printed sender's address, typewritten date and message, handwritten daybook number, holograph signature, verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

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Last updated: 2012-09-26