Lieber Herr Dr!

Es thut mir so leid, nicht bei Ihrem Concert gewesen zu sein; 1 es war mir jedoch ganz unmöglich wegen eines grossen Diners, {recto} das bei uns am selben Abend stattfand –

Hoffentlich lassen Sie sich bald wiederblicken.


Ihr
[signed:] Alfons

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Dear Dr. [Schenker],

I am so sorry not to have been at your concert; 1 it was, however, completely impossible for me on account of a big dinner {recto} that was held at our place on the same evening. –

I hope that I will see you again soon.


Your
[signed:] Alfons

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Lieber Herr Dr!

Es thut mir so leid, nicht bei Ihrem Concert gewesen zu sein; 1 es war mir jedoch ganz unmöglich wegen eines grossen Diners, {recto} das bei uns am selben Abend stattfand –

Hoffentlich lassen Sie sich bald wiederblicken.


Ihr
[signed:] Alfons

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
IV Heugasse 24.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2008, 2019



Dear Dr. [Schenker],

I am so sorry not to have been at your concert; 1 it was, however, completely impossible for me on account of a big dinner {recto} that was held at our place on the same evening. –

I hope that I will see you again soon.


Your
[signed:] Alfons

Baron Alphonse de Rothschild
[Vienna] IV, Heugasse 24

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008, 2019

Footnotes

1 Since Schenker's career as a professional pianist largely ceased at about the turn of the century, this undated card is likely to predate 1900 ‒ although he was involved occasionally in performances as conductor or editor until about 1911.

Commentary

Format
Calling card, printed name and address, holograph message continuation, valediction, and signature, recto; holograph salutation and message beginning, verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (unknown-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1945)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1945-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Descendants and representatives of Barons Albert and Alphons von Rothschild, reproduced here with kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted by representative of the descendants of Barons Albert and Alphons von Rothschild, April 10, 2008. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to Schenker Documents Online, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk

Digital version created: 2019-01-19
Last updated: 2012-11-02