{recto}
[All in a decorated rule-frame]

[Absender:] H Schenker
III. Reisnerstr. 38.

[An:] H Prof. M. Violin
XIV, Sechshauserstr. 126strasse

[postmark:] || 3/3 WIEN 49 | 8.IV.10‒8 | * 3a * ||

{verso}

Fl .

Meines Erachtens solltest du aber auch dann absagen, wenn sich Frau G‒Schd 1 selbst an dich wenden sollte. U.zw. offen heraus sagen: es sollen die Wiener geben lernen, bevor sie nehmen wollen. Auch von der Sch. hättest du ja nichts zu erwarten. — Ich habe den Brief an Prof. R. 2 fertig u. möchte dich ihn morgen lesen lassen. Mittags 12¼ bin ich im Gasthaus, später im Caféhaus.


Gruß dein
[signed:] H

8. 4. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated rule-frame]

[From:] H. Schenker
[Vienna] III, Reisnerstraße 38

[To:] Prof. M. Violin
[Vienna] XIV, Sechshauserstraße 126

[postmark:] || 3/3 VIENNA 49 | 8.IV.10‒8 | * 3a * ||

{verso}

Fl ,

In my opinion, in that case you should definitely refuse if Mrs. G—Schd 1 herself were to turn to you. What's more, [you should] come out in the open and say: The Viennese ought to learn to give before they think of taking. Besides, you would have nothing to expect from the Sch. — I have the letter to Prof. R. 2 ready, and should like to let you read it tomorrow. Midday 12.15 in the restaurant, later in the coffee-house.


Greetings, your
[signed:] H.

April 8, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated rule-frame]

[Absender:] H Schenker
III. Reisnerstr. 38.

[An:] H Prof. M. Violin
XIV, Sechshauserstr. 126strasse

[postmark:] || 3/3 WIEN 49 | 8.IV.10‒8 | * 3a * ||

{verso}

Fl .

Meines Erachtens solltest du aber auch dann absagen, wenn sich Frau G‒Schd 1 selbst an dich wenden sollte. U.zw. offen heraus sagen: es sollen die Wiener geben lernen, bevor sie nehmen wollen. Auch von der Sch. hättest du ja nichts zu erwarten. — Ich habe den Brief an Prof. R. 2 fertig u. möchte dich ihn morgen lesen lassen. Mittags 12¼ bin ich im Gasthaus, später im Caféhaus.


Gruß dein
[signed:] H

8. 4. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated rule-frame]

[From:] H. Schenker
[Vienna] III, Reisnerstraße 38

[To:] Prof. M. Violin
[Vienna] XIV, Sechshauserstraße 126

[postmark:] || 3/3 VIENNA 49 | 8.IV.10‒8 | * 3a * ||

{verso}

Fl ,

In my opinion, in that case you should definitely refuse if Mrs. G—Schd 1 herself were to turn to you. What's more, [you should] come out in the open and say: The Viennese ought to learn to give before they think of taking. Besides, you would have nothing to expect from the Sch. — I have the letter to Prof. R. 2 ready, and should like to let you read it tomorrow. Midday 12.15 in the restaurant, later in the coffee-house.


Greetings, your
[signed:] H.

April 8, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 Probably Frau von Goldschmidt, the widow of banker-composer Adalbert von Goldschmidt, who is mentioned again satirically in a letter of August 19 (OJ 6/4, [51]).

2 Possibly Professor Richard Robert, but perhaps more likely Professor Rettich, secretary to Alphons Rothschild, in view of Schenker's diary entry for April 13: "Nachmittag 3h. macht mir Prof. Rettich, den ich zufällig auf der Strasse treffe, Hoffnung auf Baron Alph.’ Förderung auch des II2." ("3 o'clock in the afternoon: Prof. Rettich, whom I encounter by chance on the street, gives me hope for Baron Alphons's support also for Counterpoint 2.").

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph sender and recipient addresses, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, verso (all in pencil)
Provenance
Violin, Moriz (document date-1956)--Heirs of Moriz Violin (1956-195?)--University of California, Riverside (195?--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Henrich 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 the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus[dot]cam[dot]ac[dot]uk

Digital version created: 2019-11-28
Last updated: 2010-02-10