{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Eisenstadt, Burgenland]

[Absender:] Dr Weisse, Wien XIII.
Wattmanng. 5.

[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 3.IV.31‒18 | * 3d * ||

{verso}
3. IV. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

herzlichen Dank für die schönen gedruckten Karten. 2 Dr. Salzer ist auf einer Mittelmeerreise – ich habe deshalb die für ihn gedachte Karte einer langjährigen Schülerin von mir gegeben und wäre Ihnen sehr dankbar, sollten Sie mir noch eine schicken, falls Sie eine übrig hätten, die ich ihm nach seiner Rückkunft geben könnte.


Alles Gute zu den Feiertagen 3 von uns allen!
Herzlichst Ihr getreuer
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Eisenstadt, Burgenland]

[From:] Dr. Weisse, Vienna XIII
Wattmanngasse 5

[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 3.IV.31‒18 | * 3d * ||

{verso}
April 3, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Warmest thanks for the beautifully printed cards. 2 Dr. Salzer is on holiday in the Mediterranean, so I have given the card intended for him to a female pupil who has been with me a long time, and would be very grateful to you if you would send me another one, if you have a spare, which I could give him when he returns.


All good wishes for the holidays 3 from all of us!
Cordially, Your faithful
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Eisenstadt, Burgenland]

[Absender:] Dr Weisse, Wien XIII.
Wattmanng. 5.

[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 3.IV.31‒18 | * 3d * ||

{verso}
3. IV. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

herzlichen Dank für die schönen gedruckten Karten. 2 Dr. Salzer ist auf einer Mittelmeerreise – ich habe deshalb die für ihn gedachte Karte einer langjährigen Schülerin von mir gegeben und wäre Ihnen sehr dankbar, sollten Sie mir noch eine schicken, falls Sie eine übrig hätten, die ich ihm nach seiner Rückkunft geben könnte.


Alles Gute zu den Feiertagen 3 von uns allen!
Herzlichst Ihr getreuer
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Eisenstadt, Burgenland]

[From:] Dr. Weisse, Vienna XIII
Wattmanngasse 5

[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 3.IV.31‒18 | * 3d * ||

{verso}
April 3, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Warmest thanks for the beautifully printed cards. 2 Dr. Salzer is on holiday in the Mediterranean, so I have given the card intended for him to a female pupil who has been with me a long time, and would be very grateful to you if you would send me another one, if you have a spare, which I could give him when he returns.


All good wishes for the holidays 3 from all of us!
Cordially, Your faithful
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard and Schenker's response are recorded in his diary at OJ 4/4, p. 3603, April 3, 1931: "Von Weisse (K.): bittet um eine Mozart-Karte für eine Schülerin [sic]. [...] An Weisse die gewünschte Mozart-Karte." ("From Weisse (postcard): requests a Mozart card for a female pupil [sic]. [...]To Weisse, the requested Mozart card.").

2 Copies of the calling card bearing an excerpt from the (forged) Mozart letter much discussed in the 1931 correspondence, that Schenker had had produced by Jahoda & Siegel and was currently distributing to pupils and associates. No copy is currently known to survive.

3 Weisse is writing on Good Friday, Easter Sunday being April 5 in 1931.

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard: picture, holograph sender and recipient addresses, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, verso
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--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Hans Weisse, reproduced with kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted on March 10, 2008 by the heirs of Hans Weisse. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk

Digital version created: 2018-10-02
Last updated: 2013-09-12