Fl ! 1

Gerne würden wir dir über deine toten Stunden hinweghelfen [illeg] , 2 wissen aber nicht recht, wie wir das machen sollten. Freilich stecken wir noch selbst in einer Aufregung, die dir kein angenehmer Stoff sein kann, 3 indessen beherrschen wir die Situation immerhin so weit, daß wir uns dir zu diesem oder jenem Zwecke, zur beliebiger Zeit, gerne zur Verfügung stellen möchten. Unsere Versuche, uns dir für den Abend anzubieten, mislangen zuweilen, aber sollten wir nicht einmal alle in ein Theater oder dgl. gehen? Vielleicht im Gast- oder Caféhaus im Rendezvous des Abends mit Fanny u. dir? Vielleicht bei Lie-Liechen 4 des Abends? Vielleicht bei mir ein kleines Gelage gefällig für uns Alle?


Disponiere dich heiter u. entschlossen!
[signed:] In Treue dein H.
[signed:] + Lieliechen

26. 9. 1911.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Floriz, 1

We would gladly help you over your empty hours, but we don't rightly know how we should do that. 2 I have to admit that we ourselves are still caught up in agitation that cannot be of any comfort to you. 3 Nevertheless, we are on top of the situation at least sufficiently to be able gladly to make ourselves available to you for any purpose at a time convenient to you. Our attempts to offer ourselves to you for an evening from time to time proved unsuccessful, but should not all of us sometime go to a theater or suchlike? Perhaps to a restaurant or coffee-house in an evening rendezvous with Fanny and you? Perhaps at Lie-Liechen's place 4 for the evening? Perhaps a little drinking spree at my place might be agreeable to us all?


Cheer yourself up and be decisive!
[signed:] Faithfully your H.
[signed:] and Lieliechen

September 26, 1911

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019



Fl ! 1

Gerne würden wir dir über deine toten Stunden hinweghelfen [illeg] , 2 wissen aber nicht recht, wie wir das machen sollten. Freilich stecken wir noch selbst in einer Aufregung, die dir kein angenehmer Stoff sein kann, 3 indessen beherrschen wir die Situation immerhin so weit, daß wir uns dir zu diesem oder jenem Zwecke, zur beliebiger Zeit, gerne zur Verfügung stellen möchten. Unsere Versuche, uns dir für den Abend anzubieten, mislangen zuweilen, aber sollten wir nicht einmal alle in ein Theater oder dgl. gehen? Vielleicht im Gast- oder Caféhaus im Rendezvous des Abends mit Fanny u. dir? Vielleicht bei Lie-Liechen 4 des Abends? Vielleicht bei mir ein kleines Gelage gefällig für uns Alle?


Disponiere dich heiter u. entschlossen!
[signed:] In Treue dein H.
[signed:] + Lieliechen

26. 9. 1911.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Floriz, 1

We would gladly help you over your empty hours, but we don't rightly know how we should do that. 2 I have to admit that we ourselves are still caught up in agitation that cannot be of any comfort to you. 3 Nevertheless, we are on top of the situation at least sufficiently to be able gladly to make ourselves available to you for any purpose at a time convenient to you. Our attempts to offer ourselves to you for an evening from time to time proved unsuccessful, but should not all of us sometime go to a theater or suchlike? Perhaps to a restaurant or coffee-house in an evening rendezvous with Fanny and you? Perhaps at Lie-Liechen's place 4 for the evening? Perhaps a little drinking spree at my place might be agreeable to us all?


Cheer yourself up and be decisive!
[signed:] Faithfully your H.
[signed:] and Lieliechen

September 26, 1911

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 Writing of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 No communication from Moriz Violin at this time is known to survive. The question over sleeping arrangements for Heinrich and Jenny Kornfeld, raised in OJ 6/5, [1], has presumably been resolved by this time.

3 The "agitation" (literally "excitement") is spelled out in OJ 6/5, [4], October 5, 1911.

4 This suggests that in the meantime an apartment has been found for Jenny Kornfeld.

Commentary

Format
handwritten 1p letter: holograph (HS) salutation, message, valediction, and signatures
Provenance
Violin, Moriz (document date-1956)--Heirs of Moriz Violin (1956-195?)--University of California, Riverside (195?--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain
License
All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk

Digital version created: 2019-07-19
Last updated: 2011-06-02