{recto} [printed:]

Postkarte
[An: ] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstr. 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN SW | 17. 10. 19 4-5N | * 68 * ||
[for continuation of recto, see below]
{verso}

Lieber verehrter Meister!

Für 1 einige Tage musste ich nach Berlin fahren. Heute war ich mit Siegfried Ochs zusammen u. fragte ihn gleich nach dem Autograph von op. 101. 2 Er sagte mir, dass er es an den Juwelier Koch in Frankfurt a/ M. verkauft habe. Ich beeile mich, Ihnen dies mitzuteilen.

Wie geht es Ihnen und Ihrer Frau Gemahlin? Hoffentlich haben Sie dort noch genügend Holz bekommen. In Berlin {recto} sind die Verhältnisse auch höchst unerfreulich.


Mit den herzl. Grüssen
auch von meiner Frau
Ihr treuergebener
[signed:] Walter Dahms
Berlin, W 50 17./ 10. 19

© Transcription John Koslovsky, 2009

{recto} [printed:]

Postcard
[To: ] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN SW | 17. 10. 19 4-5N | * 68 * ||
[for continuation of recto, see below]
{verso}

Dear, revered Master,

I 1 had to go to Berlin for a few days. Today I was with Siegfried Ochs and asked him immediately about the autograph to Op. 101 2 . He told me that he sold it to the jeweller Koch in Frankfurt am Main. I hasten to relay this information to you.

How are you and your wife? I hope you have procured enough firewood there. In Berlin, {recto} conditions are also very unpleasant.


With warmest greetings,
also from my wife,
Your ever-faithful
[signed:] Walter Dahms
Berlin, W 50 October 17, 1919

© Translation John Koslovsky, 2009

{recto} [printed:]

Postkarte
[An: ] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstr. 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN SW | 17. 10. 19 4-5N | * 68 * ||
[for continuation of recto, see below]
{verso}

Lieber verehrter Meister!

Für 1 einige Tage musste ich nach Berlin fahren. Heute war ich mit Siegfried Ochs zusammen u. fragte ihn gleich nach dem Autograph von op. 101. 2 Er sagte mir, dass er es an den Juwelier Koch in Frankfurt a/ M. verkauft habe. Ich beeile mich, Ihnen dies mitzuteilen.

Wie geht es Ihnen und Ihrer Frau Gemahlin? Hoffentlich haben Sie dort noch genügend Holz bekommen. In Berlin {recto} sind die Verhältnisse auch höchst unerfreulich.


Mit den herzl. Grüssen
auch von meiner Frau
Ihr treuergebener
[signed:] Walter Dahms
Berlin, W 50 17./ 10. 19

© Transcription John Koslovsky, 2009

{recto} [printed:]

Postcard
[To: ] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN SW | 17. 10. 19 4-5N | * 68 * ||
[for continuation of recto, see below]
{verso}

Dear, revered Master,

I 1 had to go to Berlin for a few days. Today I was with Siegfried Ochs and asked him immediately about the autograph to Op. 101 2 . He told me that he sold it to the jeweller Koch in Frankfurt am Main. I hasten to relay this information to you.

How are you and your wife? I hope you have procured enough firewood there. In Berlin, {recto} conditions are also very unpleasant.


With warmest greetings,
also from my wife,
Your ever-faithful
[signed:] Walter Dahms
Berlin, W 50 October 17, 1919

© Translation John Koslovsky, 2009

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/1, p. 2161, October 22, 1919: "Von Dahms (K.): habe soeben in Berlin mit Ochs gesprochen: das Autograph von op. 101 habe er an Koch, Frankfurt, verkauft." ("From Dahms (postcard): has just spoken with Ochs in Berlin: he has sold the autograph manuscript of Op. 101 to Koch, Frankfurt.")

2 i. e., the autograph manuscript of Beethoven, Piano Sonata in A major, Op. 101, for which Schenker was then preparing his elucidatory edition.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph address, message continuation, and signature recto, holograph message beginning verso, all in pencil
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)-- Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1955)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1955-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Walter Dahms, published here with kind permission.
License
Permission to publish granted by principal heir, Dahms's grand daughter, Cristina Texeio Coelho, August 12, 2009. 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: 2010-06-08
Last updated: 2010-06-08