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Rohrpostkarte

Absender: [left blank]

An Hochwohlgb. Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinr. Schenker
Tonkünstler, Komponist[,] Schriftsteller
In [Wien]
III. Reisnerstr. 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 3/3 | 7 30V 15 III 05 | 49 P ||
[postmark:] || 4/1 WIEN 50 | 15.III.05 VII‒ | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
Wien, 14.März 1905

Hochgeehrter Herr Doctor!

Hätte Ihnen heute gerne persönlich für Ihren lieben Brief gedankt. Die Orgelsonaten [sic] sind noch nicht da. 1

Dann wollte ich Ihnen die Bitte vorlegen um das Ph. Em. Bach Konzert, das Sie in der Saison so grossartig gespielt haben, einer Stelle wegen, die vielleicht Beethoven gekannt hat. 2 Die Sitze zu meinen Beethovenvorträgen für Sie, Herrn Violin, Frau Meyerhofer [sic] und Tochter u. Prof.Gärtner folgen in den nächsten Tagen. Die Adressen sind doch unverändert.


Mit freundlicher Begrüssung
[signed:] Dr. Frimmel

© Transcription Heribert Esser, 2019

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Pneumatic Postcard

Sender: [left blank]

To: Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.
Musician, Composer, Writer on Music
In [Vienna] III
Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 3/3 | 7 30V 15 III 05 | 49 P ||
[postmark:] || 4/1 VIENNA 50 | 15.III.05 VII‒ | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
Vienna, March 14, 1905

Very dear Dr. [Schenker],

I would have liked today to thank you personally for your kind letter. The organ sonatas [sic] have not yet arrived. 1

Then I wanted to ask you for the C. P. E. Bach concerto that you played so magnificently last season, because of a passage that Beethoven may have known. 2 The tickets to my Beethoven lectures for you, Mr. Violin, Mrs. Mayerhofer and her daughter and Prof. Gärtner will follow in the coming days. The addresses, I assume, are unchanged.


With friendly greetings,
[signed:] Dr. Frimmel

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2019

{recto}

Rohrpostkarte

Absender: [left blank]

An Hochwohlgb. Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinr. Schenker
Tonkünstler, Komponist[,] Schriftsteller
In [Wien]
III. Reisnerstr. 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 3/3 | 7 30V 15 III 05 | 49 P ||
[postmark:] || 4/1 WIEN 50 | 15.III.05 VII‒ | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
Wien, 14.März 1905

Hochgeehrter Herr Doctor!

Hätte Ihnen heute gerne persönlich für Ihren lieben Brief gedankt. Die Orgelsonaten [sic] sind noch nicht da. 1

Dann wollte ich Ihnen die Bitte vorlegen um das Ph. Em. Bach Konzert, das Sie in der Saison so grossartig gespielt haben, einer Stelle wegen, die vielleicht Beethoven gekannt hat. 2 Die Sitze zu meinen Beethovenvorträgen für Sie, Herrn Violin, Frau Meyerhofer [sic] und Tochter u. Prof.Gärtner folgen in den nächsten Tagen. Die Adressen sind doch unverändert.


Mit freundlicher Begrüssung
[signed:] Dr. Frimmel

© Transcription Heribert Esser, 2019

{recto}

Pneumatic Postcard

Sender: [left blank]

To: Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.
Musician, Composer, Writer on Music
In [Vienna] III
Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 3/3 | 7 30V 15 III 05 | 49 P ||
[postmark:] || 4/1 VIENNA 50 | 15.III.05 VII‒ | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
Vienna, March 14, 1905

Very dear Dr. [Schenker],

I would have liked today to thank you personally for your kind letter. The organ sonatas [sic] have not yet arrived. 1

Then I wanted to ask you for the C. P. E. Bach concerto that you played so magnificently last season, because of a passage that Beethoven may have known. 2 The tickets to my Beethoven lectures for you, Mr. Violin, Mrs. Mayerhofer and her daughter and Prof. Gärtner will follow in the coming days. The addresses, I assume, are unchanged.


With friendly greetings,
[signed:] Dr. Frimmel

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2019

Footnotes

1 In BNba Frimmel Nachl, [1], March 13, 1905, Schenker wrote saying that at his instigation Universal Edition had sent Frimmel his Handel Organ Concertos, vol. I.

2 C. P. E. Bach wrote three A minor keyboard concertos that are possible candidates for this: Helm 403, 424, and 430. Schenker performed the concerto in question on November 7(?), 1904, see OJ 11/10, [6]. — Schenker's diary for October 12, 1903 records: "Im Archiv auf das herrliche Mcpt-Kl. Konz. A-moll von Ph. Em Bach gestoßen." ("In the Archive the magnificent manuscript [of the] keyboard concerto in A minor by C. P. E. Bach encountered."). None of the three appear to be in manuscript at the archive of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard: holograph recipient address, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, verso
License
Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, permission kindly granted on July 4, 2019. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk.
Rights Holder
Beethoven-Haus, Bonn, reproduced here by kind permission
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1945)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1945-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)

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