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[Absender:] Dr H. Weisse, La Rochegasse
14
Wien XIII.

[An:] Herrn Dr.
Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8.
[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 88 | 22 [illeg] | * b * ||

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21. Jänner 27.

Lieber verehrter Meister! 1

Die Adresse von Gerald F. Warburg läutet New York City 174 East. 79 Street. U.S.A.
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ferne bitte ich Sie um Auskunft ob Sie in der Sonate op 111 Takte [following figure circled:] VI1 folgende den Triller zu den Triolenwerten der linken Hand auch blos als Triole geschlagen haben wollen? Takt [following figure circled:] VI10 z.B. findet ich führt Ihre Fingersatznotierung irre: Sie haben dort bei g2 den Fingersatz 153 535[,] man vermutet demnach Triolen[;] beim zweiten Achtel steht 4545, 2 soll das {recto} einen Trillerwert von 4 Noten bezeichnen? (Gegen die Triole der linken Hand?) – 3

Sehr gerne wüßte ich[,] wie Sie sich zu Brahms, C mollstreichquartett stellen, zu der Stelle, die ich Ihnen unlängst zeigte: ob sich das wirklich rechtfertigen läßt. 4


Alles Liebe Ihnen und der lieben Frau und vielen Dank noch für den schönen Sonntagnachmittag
Ihr
[signed:] H.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2013

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[sender:] Dr. H. Weisse, La Rochegasse
14
Vienna XIII

[to:] Dr.
Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 88 | 22 [illeg] | * b * ||

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January 21, 1927

Dear revered Master, 1

The address for Gerald F. Warburg is: New York City 174 East. 79 Street. U. S. A.
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May I also ask you whether, in the Erläuterungsausgabe of Op. 111, in variation 6, bars 1 ff., the trills [in the right hand] should be played merely as triplets, corresponding to the triplet values in the left hand part. In variation 6, bar 10, for example, I find that your fingering notations are misleading: you have given the fingering of the g2 there as 153 535, from which one would assume triplets; at the second eight-note there appears 4545: 2 does that {recto} indicate a trill value of four notes? (Against the the triplets of the left hand)? 3

I would gladly like to know what you think about Brahms's String Quartet in C minor, i.e. the passage that I recently showed you: whether it can really be justified. 4


All good wishes to you and your dear wife, and many thanks for the lovely Sunday afternoon.
Yours,
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2013

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[printed:] Postka[rte]

[Absender:] Dr H. Weisse, La Rochegasse
14
Wien XIII.

[An:] Herrn Dr.
Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8.
[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 88 | 22 [illeg] | * b * ||

[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
21. Jänner 27.

Lieber verehrter Meister! 1

Die Adresse von Gerald F. Warburg läutet New York City 174 East. 79 Street. U.S.A.
[horizontal line spanning whole page]

ferne bitte ich Sie um Auskunft ob Sie in der Sonate op 111 Takte [following figure circled:] VI1 folgende den Triller zu den Triolenwerten der linken Hand auch blos als Triole geschlagen haben wollen? Takt [following figure circled:] VI10 z.B. findet ich führt Ihre Fingersatznotierung irre: Sie haben dort bei g2 den Fingersatz 153 535[,] man vermutet demnach Triolen[;] beim zweiten Achtel steht 4545, 2 soll das {recto} einen Trillerwert von 4 Noten bezeichnen? (Gegen die Triole der linken Hand?) – 3

Sehr gerne wüßte ich[,] wie Sie sich zu Brahms, C mollstreichquartett stellen, zu der Stelle, die ich Ihnen unlängst zeigte: ob sich das wirklich rechtfertigen läßt. 4


Alles Liebe Ihnen und der lieben Frau und vielen Dank noch für den schönen Sonntagnachmittag
Ihr
[signed:] H.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2013

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard

[sender:] Dr. H. Weisse, La Rochegasse
14
Vienna XIII

[to:] Dr.
Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 88 | 22 [illeg] | * b * ||

[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
January 21, 1927

Dear revered Master, 1

The address for Gerald F. Warburg is: New York City 174 East. 79 Street. U. S. A.
[horizontal line spanning whole page]

May I also ask you whether, in the Erläuterungsausgabe of Op. 111, in variation 6, bars 1 ff., the trills [in the right hand] should be played merely as triplets, corresponding to the triplet values in the left hand part. In variation 6, bar 10, for example, I find that your fingering notations are misleading: you have given the fingering of the g2 there as 153 535, from which one would assume triplets; at the second eight-note there appears 4545: 2 does that {recto} indicate a trill value of four notes? (Against the the triplets of the left hand)? 3

I would gladly like to know what you think about Brahms's String Quartet in C minor, i.e. the passage that I recently showed you: whether it can really be justified. 4


All good wishes to you and your dear wife, and many thanks for the lovely Sunday afternoon.
Yours,
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2013

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is not recorded in Schenker's diary. It is in part a response to a request from Schenker (postcard of January 19, 1927, recorded at OJ 3/9, p. 3027) and was itself answered by Schenker in a postcard of January 23 (recorded at OJ 3/9, p. 3028).

2 Weisse's questions pertain to the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 111. In the Erläuterungsausgabe of the sonata (1915) and the reprint of the musical text by Universal Edition (1923–24), the bars of each variation are numbered separately; variation "VI" is the abbreviated repeat of the theme. In this postcard, Weisse has placed a slur underneath each group of numbers: 153, 535, and 4545; he asks whether the first two stand for triplet figures, and whether the last represents a a group of shorter note values.

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