St. Moritz, 2. IX. 1930


Lieber verehrter Herr Schenker, 1

Ich bin erst seit wenigen Tagen hier – war bisher in Norddeutschland – und würde, wenn möglich, gerne noch versuchen, Sie zu besuchen. Wie lange bleiben Sie noch in Galtür resp. sind Sie überhaupt noch dort? Für eine kurze Benachrichtigung wäre ich Ihnen sehr dankbar


Ihr
allerbestens grüßender
[signed:] Wilhelm Furtwängler

© Transcription Christoph Hust, 2008


St. Moritz, September 2, 1930


Dear revered Mr. Schenker, 1

I have been here only a few days ‒ until then, I was in North Germany ‒ and should if possible very much like to try to visit you. How much longer will you be in Galtür ‒ or indeed, are you still there at all? I should be very grateful for a brief message from you.


Yours,
with warmest greetings,
[signed:] Wilhelm Furtwängler

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008


St. Moritz, 2. IX. 1930


Lieber verehrter Herr Schenker, 1

Ich bin erst seit wenigen Tagen hier – war bisher in Norddeutschland – und würde, wenn möglich, gerne noch versuchen, Sie zu besuchen. Wie lange bleiben Sie noch in Galtür resp. sind Sie überhaupt noch dort? Für eine kurze Benachrichtigung wäre ich Ihnen sehr dankbar


Ihr
allerbestens grüßender
[signed:] Wilhelm Furtwängler

© Transcription Christoph Hust, 2008


St. Moritz, September 2, 1930


Dear revered Mr. Schenker, 1

I have been here only a few days ‒ until then, I was in North Germany ‒ and should if possible very much like to try to visit you. How much longer will you be in Galtür ‒ or indeed, are you still there at all? I should be very grateful for a brief message from you.


Yours,
with warmest greetings,
[signed:] Wilhelm Furtwängler

© Translation Ian Bent, 2008

Footnotes

1 Heinrich and Jeanette left Galtür for Salzburg on September 3, 1930, before Furtwängler's letter was delivered, returning to Vienna on September 8. Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/3, p. 3512, September 6, 1930, while they were staying in Salzburg: "Von Furtwängler (Br. über Galtür): fragt aus St. Moriz an, wie lange ich noch in Galtür bleibe." ("From Furtwängler (letter via Galtür): from St. Moritz, asks how much longer I will be in Galtür."). — OJ 4/3, p. 3513, September 9, 1930: "An Furtwängler (Br.): danke für seine Bereitwilligkeit zu kommen, bin schon in Wien leider." ("To Furtwängler (letter): thank [him] for his readiness to come; sadly, I am already in Vienna.").
OC 54 is a folder of correspondence relating to the publishing firm of Drei Masken Verlag and Das Meisterwerk in der Musik. This letter, and OC 54/296‒300, were filed there presumably because they were tangentially related to what became Meisterwerk III .

Commentary

Format
1p letter, holograph sender address and date, salutations, message and signature
Provenance
Heinrich Schenker (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1945)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1945-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Wilhelm Furtwänger, published by kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted by the late Mrs. Elisabeth Furtwängler, February 2, 2005. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence (at) mus (dot) cam (dot) uk
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

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