{recto}
Postkarte

Absender:
Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An: ]H Dr. Oswald Jonas
Berlin W 30
Bambergerstr. 25

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 30.III.34 19 | * 4f * ||

{verso}

Geehrter, lieber Herr Dr. Jonas ! 1

Ein Vorläufiges: Herzlichsten Dank für Ihren l. Brief 2 u. den Index 3 (der mir wirklich imponiert hat). Ich komme auf alle Fragen zurück, muß aber alle Kräfte aufbieten um den fr. S. 4 in den nächsten Tagen abzuschließen!

Fröhliche Ostern! Mit besten Grüßen von mir u. meiner Frau.


Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker

29. 3. 34

© Transcription John Rothgeb, 2006

{recto}
Postcard

From:
Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[To: ]Dr. Oswald Jonas
Berlin W 30
Bambergerstraße 25

[postmark:] || 3 VIENNA 40 | 30.III.34 19 | * 4f * ||

{verso}

Revered, dear Dr. Jonas, 1

As a preliminary: many thanks for your kind letter 2 and the index 3 (which really did impress me). I will respond to all questions later, but must at the moment gather all powers in order to complete Free Composition 4 in the coming days!

Happy Easter! With best greetings from my wife and me,


Your
[signed:] H. Schenker

March 29, 1934

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2006

{recto}
Postkarte

Absender:
Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An: ]H Dr. Oswald Jonas
Berlin W 30
Bambergerstr. 25

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 30.III.34 19 | * 4f * ||

{verso}

Geehrter, lieber Herr Dr. Jonas ! 1

Ein Vorläufiges: Herzlichsten Dank für Ihren l. Brief 2 u. den Index 3 (der mir wirklich imponiert hat). Ich komme auf alle Fragen zurück, muß aber alle Kräfte aufbieten um den fr. S. 4 in den nächsten Tagen abzuschließen!

Fröhliche Ostern! Mit besten Grüßen von mir u. meiner Frau.


Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker

29. 3. 34

© Transcription John Rothgeb, 2006

{recto}
Postcard

From:
Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8

[To: ]Dr. Oswald Jonas
Berlin W 30
Bambergerstraße 25

[postmark:] || 3 VIENNA 40 | 30.III.34 19 | * 4f * ||

{verso}

Revered, dear Dr. Jonas, 1

As a preliminary: many thanks for your kind letter 2 and the index 3 (which really did impress me). I will respond to all questions later, but must at the moment gather all powers in order to complete Free Composition 4 in the coming days!

Happy Easter! With best greetings from my wife and me,


Your
[signed:] H. Schenker

March 29, 1934

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2006

Footnotes

1 Writing of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/7, p. 3901, March 30, 1934: "An Jonas (K.): vorläufig Dank, sein Index imponierend." ("To Jonas (postcard): interim thanks; his index is impressive.").

2 OJ 12/6, [30], March 16, 1934.

3 The table of contents for Jonas's Das Wesen des musikalischen Kunstwerks: Eine Einführung in die Lehre Heinrich Schenkers (Vienna: Saturn Verlag, 1934), which Jonas had enclosed with OJ 12/6, [30], March 16, 1934.

4 Cf. OJ 5/18, 35, January 9, 1934; the work now remaining to be done is on the chapters "Meter" and "Form" (see OJ 5/18, 34).

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph sender and recipient addresses recto; holograph salutation, message and signature verso; Jonas numbers this "36" then overwrites "37"
Provenance
Oswald Jonas (document date-1978)—Special Collections, University of California, Riverside (1978-)
Rights Holder
In the public domain
License
This document is deemed to be in the public domain as of January 1, 2006. All reasonable efforts have been made to identify heirs of Heinrich Schenker. Any claim to intellectual rights 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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