{recto}
dringend

Deutsche Reichspost
Rohr-Postkarte

An: Herrn Capellmeister M. Violin
Wolzogens Buntes Theater
Berlin S. O.
Köp[e]nikerstraße 67 oder 68

[postmark:] || BERLIN.N. | -9. 3. 02 630 N | * 58 * ||
[postmark:] || BERLIN.S.O. | -9. 3. 02 [illeg] N | * 58 * ||

{verso}

Lieber Violin! 1

ich habe rasende Zahnschmerzen und Kopfweh und bitte Sie daher, falls Atelierspuk ist, denselben für mich zu machen. Sollte die Probe mit Orchester für morgen mit Fr. Abarbanell 2 nötig sein, so bitte für 11½ ‒12h und Rohrpostverständigung.

Was ist mit [?Röhr], 3 hat er geantwortet Bitte [deleted word] eventuell Antwort.


herzlichster Gruss
[signed:] Schönberg

© Transcription Ian Bent & William Drabkin, 2011, 2020

{recto}
urgent

Geman Imperial Post
Pneumatic Postcard

To: Music Director M. Violin
Wolzogens Buntes Theater
Berlin S. O.
Köp[e]nikerstraße 67 or 68

[postmark:] || BERLIN.N. | -9. 3. 02 630 N | * 58 * ||
[postmark:] || BERLIN.S.O. | -9. 3. 02 [illeg] N | * 58 * ||

{verso}

Dear Violin, 1

I have a severe toothache and headache and am therefore asking you, in case your studio is haunted, to do the same for me. If tomorrow's rehearsal with orchestra with Mrs. Abarbanell 2 is necessary, then please make it between 11:30 and 12 o'clock, and confirm by pneumatic post.

What is with [?Röhr]? 3 Did he reply? Please reply if possible


Most cordial greetings
[signed:] Schoenberg

© Translation William Drabkin, 2020

{recto}
dringend

Deutsche Reichspost
Rohr-Postkarte

An: Herrn Capellmeister M. Violin
Wolzogens Buntes Theater
Berlin S. O.
Köp[e]nikerstraße 67 oder 68

[postmark:] || BERLIN.N. | -9. 3. 02 630 N | * 58 * ||
[postmark:] || BERLIN.S.O. | -9. 3. 02 [illeg] N | * 58 * ||

{verso}

Lieber Violin! 1

ich habe rasende Zahnschmerzen und Kopfweh und bitte Sie daher, falls Atelierspuk ist, denselben für mich zu machen. Sollte die Probe mit Orchester für morgen mit Fr. Abarbanell 2 nötig sein, so bitte für 11½ ‒12h und Rohrpostverständigung.

Was ist mit [?Röhr], 3 hat er geantwortet Bitte [deleted word] eventuell Antwort.


herzlichster Gruss
[signed:] Schönberg

© Transcription Ian Bent & William Drabkin, 2011, 2020

{recto}
urgent

Geman Imperial Post
Pneumatic Postcard

To: Music Director M. Violin
Wolzogens Buntes Theater
Berlin S. O.
Köp[e]nikerstraße 67 or 68

[postmark:] || BERLIN.N. | -9. 3. 02 630 N | * 58 * ||
[postmark:] || BERLIN.S.O. | -9. 3. 02 [illeg] N | * 58 * ||

{verso}

Dear Violin, 1

I have a severe toothache and headache and am therefore asking you, in case your studio is haunted, to do the same for me. If tomorrow's rehearsal with orchestra with Mrs. Abarbanell 2 is necessary, then please make it between 11:30 and 12 o'clock, and confirm by pneumatic post.

What is with [?Röhr]? 3 Did he reply? Please reply if possible


Most cordial greetings
[signed:] Schoenberg

© Translation William Drabkin, 2020

Footnotes

1 The document from which this edition was made is a photocopy; the whereabouts of the original is not known. Schoenberg had been providing music at Wolzogen's Buntes Theater, for its cabaret "Überbrettl," of which Violin was the music director, since December 1901

2 Lina Abarbanell (born Berlin, Jan 3, 1879; died New York City, Jan 6, 1963), operetta singer. Her father, Paul Abarbanell, was a leading theater conductor in Berlin, and she made her debut with the Berlin Court Opera at the age of seven. Her papers are preserved in the New York Public Library.

3 Possibly the conductor Hans Rohr (died Krakow, 1942), who directed the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra for two years during the German occupation of Poland.