{verso}
[photograph of church and mountains behind, captioned: "Kirche in St. Gertraud, Sulden, Tirol"]

{recto}

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

[postmark:] || [illeg]LDTRAN[illeg]] | 10 | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

Fl 1

Wenn du nicht zur Herreise zu uns (die ich dir angesichts der Billigkeit u. Trefflichkeit der table d’hote ans Herz lege) rüstest, weiß ich nicht zu deuten, weshalb du schweigst? Geht bei dir die Sache neuerdings kritischer, als sonst, vor? Giebt es irgend eine Entscheidung, eine schmerzliche? Laß mich hören, teilnehmen, ‒ jedenfalls ein Wörtchen von dir über dich, Olli 2 u Fanny !



Besten Gruß
Dein
[signed:] H


Herzl. Grüße allseits
[signed:] Lie-Lie
10. Juli 1911

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

{verso}
[photograph of church and mountains behind, captioned: "Church in St. Gertraud, Sulden, Tyrol"]

{recto}

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

[postmark:] || [illeg]LDTRAN[illeg]] | 10 | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

Floriz, 1

If you're not getting ready for travel to us (which I heartily recommend to you in view of the cheapness and excellence of the fixed menu), I can't think how to interpret your silence. Has the prospect become more critical in your mind recently than otherwise? Has there been some kind of decision ‒ a painful one? Let me know, communicate ‒ at least a brief word from you about yourself, Olli 2 and Fanny!



Warmest greetings,
Your
[signed:] H.


Heartfelt greetings to you all
[signed:] Lie-Lie
July 10, 1911

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

{verso}
[photograph of church and mountains behind, captioned: "Kirche in St. Gertraud, Sulden, Tirol"]

{recto}

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

[postmark:] || [illeg]LDTRAN[illeg]] | 10 | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

Fl 1

Wenn du nicht zur Herreise zu uns (die ich dir angesichts der Billigkeit u. Trefflichkeit der table d’hote ans Herz lege) rüstest, weiß ich nicht zu deuten, weshalb du schweigst? Geht bei dir die Sache neuerdings kritischer, als sonst, vor? Giebt es irgend eine Entscheidung, eine schmerzliche? Laß mich hören, teilnehmen, ‒ jedenfalls ein Wörtchen von dir über dich, Olli 2 u Fanny !



Besten Gruß
Dein
[signed:] H


Herzl. Grüße allseits
[signed:] Lie-Lie
10. Juli 1911

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019

{verso}
[photograph of church and mountains behind, captioned: "Church in St. Gertraud, Sulden, Tyrol"]

{recto}

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

[postmark:] || [illeg]LDTRAN[illeg]] | 10 | [illeg] | [illeg] ||

Floriz, 1

If you're not getting ready for travel to us (which I heartily recommend to you in view of the cheapness and excellence of the fixed menu), I can't think how to interpret your silence. Has the prospect become more critical in your mind recently than otherwise? Has there been some kind of decision ‒ a painful one? Let me know, communicate ‒ at least a brief word from you about yourself, Olli 2 and Fanny!



Warmest greetings,
Your
[signed:] H.


Heartfelt greetings to you all
[signed:] Lie-Lie
July 10, 1911

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 Heinrich and Jenny have been vacationing in Sulden in the South Tyrol together since the beginning of July, combining hikes in the mountains with drafting Die Kunst des Vortrags . Writing of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 "Olli": Schenker's diary for September 12, 1911 refers to her as "Frau O.", and letters from Heinrich and Jeanette refer to her as "Frau Oly," "Frau Olli," "Oli," and "Olly" (OJ 8/1, [3], June 11, 1911, OJ 6/5, [1], OJ 6/5, [2], August 18 and 26, 1911), diminutive, presumably, of a first name such as Olivia, with whom Violin was evidently in a relationship. He was not married at this time: he married on November 12, 1912 to Valerie ("Wally", "Vally") (maiden name unknown).

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard: printed picture and caption, verso; holograph (HS) recipient address, holograph (HS) salutation, message, valediction, and signature, holograph (JK) valediction and signature, recto
Provenance
Violin, Moriz (document date-1956)--Heirs of Moriz Violin (1956-195?)--University of California, Riverside (195?--)
Provenance
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain
Rights Holder
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: 2019-12-08
Last updated: 2011-06-02