Sehr geehrter Herr Doctor !

Ich sage Ihnen für Ihre freundlichen Wünsche meinen herzlichsten Dank. 1


Ihr ergebenster
[signed:] Mahler

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2006



Dear Dr. [Schenker],

My heartfelt thanks to you for your friendly good wishes. 1


Your most devoted
[signed:] Mahler

© Translation Ian Bent, 2006



Sehr geehrter Herr Doctor !

Ich sage Ihnen für Ihre freundlichen Wünsche meinen herzlichsten Dank. 1


Ihr ergebenster
[signed:] Mahler

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2006



Dear Dr. [Schenker],

My heartfelt thanks to you for your friendly good wishes. 1


Your most devoted
[signed:] Mahler

© Translation Ian Bent, 2006

Footnotes

1 Presumably in response to Schenker's having signed the open letter to be published in the Neue Freie Presse, Morgenblatt, No. 15357, Saturday May 25, 1907, p. 10, col. 2. On May 22, Schenker noted in his diary (OJ 1/6, p. 41: "Adresse an Mahler in überlegener Laune unterfertigt; u. Situation nicht ohne Humor." ("Signed open letter to Mahler in a superior frame of mind; and the situation [is] not without its funny side.").

Commentary

Format
Note, holograph salutation, message, and signature
Provenance
Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1955)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1955-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Heirs or representatives of Gustav Mahler, deemed to be in he public domain
License
Every effort has been made to establish the rights to this document. It is deemed to be in the public domain. 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

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