{recto} [printed:]

Feldpostkarte
K.u.k. Kmdo d.Telg.Offiziers Feldpostkurses
Absender: Weisse lt. Fp 354

[An: ]Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || TABORI POSTAHIVATAI | 918 MAJ 28. | * 354 * || {verso}
27/5 18

Lieber Meister!

Ich 1 habe nun einen 3 monatigen Kundenurlaub zur Vorbereitung für mein Doktorat bekommen und frage bescheiden bei Ihnen an, ob ich im Monat Juni regelmäßig Stunden nehmen könnte, um Kontrapunkt und Gen-Baß zu wiederholen. Ich stehe Ihrer Antwort in Wien entgegen, wo ich am 1. Juni eintreffe.


Alles Herzliche ungarischen Ihr getreuer
[signed:] Hans.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto} [printed:]

Fieldpostcard
Imperial-Royal Commando of the Telegraph Officer Course
From: Lieutenant Weisse Fp 354

[To: ]Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || TABORI POSTAHIVATAI | 918 MAY 28. | * 354 * || {verso}
May 27, 1918

Dear master,

I 1 have just received a three-month furlough, to prepare for my doctoral degree, and I ask you modestly whether, in the month of June, I might have regular lessons with you in order to review counterpoint and thoroughbass. I await your answer in Vienna, where I shall arrive on June 1.


With most cordial greetings in the Hungarian style, Your faithful
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

{recto} [printed:]

Feldpostkarte
K.u.k. Kmdo d.Telg.Offiziers Feldpostkurses
Absender: Weisse lt. Fp 354

[An: ]Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || TABORI POSTAHIVATAI | 918 MAJ 28. | * 354 * || {verso}
27/5 18

Lieber Meister!

Ich 1 habe nun einen 3 monatigen Kundenurlaub zur Vorbereitung für mein Doktorat bekommen und frage bescheiden bei Ihnen an, ob ich im Monat Juni regelmäßig Stunden nehmen könnte, um Kontrapunkt und Gen-Baß zu wiederholen. Ich stehe Ihrer Antwort in Wien entgegen, wo ich am 1. Juni eintreffe.


Alles Herzliche ungarischen Ihr getreuer
[signed:] Hans.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto} [printed:]

Fieldpostcard
Imperial-Royal Commando of the Telegraph Officer Course
From: Lieutenant Weisse Fp 354

[To: ]Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || TABORI POSTAHIVATAI | 918 MAY 28. | * 354 * || {verso}
May 27, 1918

Dear master,

I 1 have just received a three-month furlough, to prepare for my doctoral degree, and I ask you modestly whether, in the month of June, I might have regular lessons with you in order to review counterpoint and thoroughbass. I await your answer in Vienna, where I shall arrive on June 1.


With most cordial greetings in the Hungarian style, Your faithful
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 2/10, p. 896, May 30, 1918: "Von Weisse (K.): komme im Juni zu Urlaub, mochte Stunden nehmen." ("From Weisse (postcard): coming in June on vacation, would like to take lessons. ").

Commentary

Format
printed field postcard, stamped and holograph addresses recto, holograph message and signature verso, written in Sütterlinschrift
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

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Last updated: 2010-02-16