{verso}
[Absender:] H Schenker
III, Reisnerstr. 38

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

[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN 15 | 8.XII [illeg] | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || 1/1 WIEN 15 | 9.XII.10 J 10 | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || WIEN 178 P | 5.50N‒9.XII.10 | ‒127 I ||

{verso}
Café Royal ‒ 3¼h.
Komme soeben aus dem Spital.

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor

Ich habe, seit ich hier bin von meinem Anwalt noch kein Wort gehört. 1 Verzeihen Sie, daß ich der Vermutung Raum gebe, daß jener Brief, den Sie auf meine Bitte besorgen wollten, noch in Ihrer Winterrock [?laiche] nicht! Bitte jedenfalls nachzusehen? Ihrer liebenswürdigen Einladung können wir heute nicht Folge leisten. HJ bin erst um 8h fr[üh?], käme bestenfalls erst ½9 heraus. In wenigen Minuten muß ich nach Hause, um 3 Stunden zu geben. 2 Mama habe ich gestern aus Spital gebracht, [?Zahlstock]. (5fl. pro Tag!). Näheres mündlich.


Gruß dir u. der Fanny! Dein
[signed:] H.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

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

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

[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA 15 | 8.XII [illeg] | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || 1/1 VIENNA 15 | 9.XII.10 J 10 | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || VIENNA 178 P | 5.50N‒9.XII.10 | ‒127 I ||

{verso}
Café Royal ‒ 3.15
I have just come from the hospital.

Dear Professor,

Since I have been here I have not yet heard a word from my attorney. 1 Forgive me if I entertain the suggestion that the letter you were going to deal with at my request might not still [?be sitting] in your winter coat? Please will you in any case have a look? We cannot take up your kind invitation for today. Am [?up] at 8 o'clock, at best I couldn't leave the house before 8.30. In a few minutes I must go home to give three lessons. 2 I collected Mother yesterday from the hospital. [?Payment] (5 florins a day!). More when we meet.


Greetings to you and Fanny! Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

{verso}
[Absender:] H Schenker
III, Reisnerstr. 38

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

[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN 15 | 8.XII [illeg] | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || 1/1 WIEN 15 | 9.XII.10 J 10 | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || WIEN 178 P | 5.50N‒9.XII.10 | ‒127 I ||

{verso}
Café Royal ‒ 3¼h.
Komme soeben aus dem Spital.

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor

Ich habe, seit ich hier bin von meinem Anwalt noch kein Wort gehört. 1 Verzeihen Sie, daß ich der Vermutung Raum gebe, daß jener Brief, den Sie auf meine Bitte besorgen wollten, noch in Ihrer Winterrock [?laiche] nicht! Bitte jedenfalls nachzusehen? Ihrer liebenswürdigen Einladung können wir heute nicht Folge leisten. HJ bin erst um 8h fr[üh?], käme bestenfalls erst ½9 heraus. In wenigen Minuten muß ich nach Hause, um 3 Stunden zu geben. 2 Mama habe ich gestern aus Spital gebracht, [?Zahlstock]. (5fl. pro Tag!). Näheres mündlich.


Gruß dir u. der Fanny! Dein
[signed:] H.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

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

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

[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA 15 | 8.XII [illeg] | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || 1/1 VIENNA 15 | 9.XII.10 J 10 | [illeg] ||
[postmark:] || VIENNA 178 P | 5.50N‒9.XII.10 | ‒127 I ||

{verso}
Café Royal ‒ 3.15
I have just come from the hospital.

Dear Professor,

Since I have been here I have not yet heard a word from my attorney. 1 Forgive me if I entertain the suggestion that the letter you were going to deal with at my request might not still [?be sitting] in your winter coat? Please will you in any case have a look? We cannot take up your kind invitation for today. Am [?up] at 8 o'clock, at best I couldn't leave the house before 8.30. In a few minutes I must go home to give three lessons. 2 I collected Mother yesterday from the hospital. [?Payment] (5 florins a day!). More when we meet.


Greetings to you and Fanny! Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 After her arrival in Vienna on September 30, 1910, Jenny Kornfeld stayed at the Hotel de France on the Schottenring.

2 With no lessonbooks available until 1912, it is useful to know from this that in 1910/11 Schenker was giving three lessons on Fridays, presumably from 4 p.m. on.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, sender and recipient addresses in Heinrich Schenker's hand, recto; salutation and part-message in Jenny Kornfeld's hand, part-message, valediction, and signature in Heinrich Schenker's hand, 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: 2019-12-06
Last updated: 2011-06-02