{verso} [photograph of University of Berlin; captioned "BERLIN Universität"]
{recto}
[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstr. 38.
[postmark:] || BERLIN | | 6.3.20 | STEGLITZ 1 ||


Lieber, verehrter Meister!

Aus 1 der Hauptstadt der Unkultur, in der ich mich leider einige Wochen aufhalten muss, sende ich Ihnen und Ihrer verehrten Frau Gemahlin herzliche Grüsse


Ihr stets dankbar
ergebener
[signed:] Walter Dahms
6.III.20.

© Transcription John Koslovsky, 2010

{verso} [photograph of University of Berlin; captioned "BERLIN Universität"]
{recto}
[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN | | 6.3.20 | STEGLITZ 1 ||


Dear, revered Master,

From 1 the capital devoid of all culture (in which I unfortunately must stay a few weeks) I send you and your dear wife a warm greeting.


Your ever-thankful
and devoted,
[signed:] Walter Dahms
March 6, 1920

© Translation John Koslovsky, 2010

{verso} [photograph of University of Berlin; captioned "BERLIN Universität"]
{recto}
[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III
Reisnerstr. 38.
[postmark:] || BERLIN | | 6.3.20 | STEGLITZ 1 ||


Lieber, verehrter Meister!

Aus 1 der Hauptstadt der Unkultur, in der ich mich leider einige Wochen aufhalten muss, sende ich Ihnen und Ihrer verehrten Frau Gemahlin herzliche Grüsse


Ihr stets dankbar
ergebener
[signed:] Walter Dahms
6.III.20.

© Transcription John Koslovsky, 2010

{verso} [photograph of University of Berlin; captioned "BERLIN Universität"]
{recto}
[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Reisnerstraße 38
[postmark:] || BERLIN | | 6.3.20 | STEGLITZ 1 ||


Dear, revered Master,

From 1 the capital devoid of all culture (in which I unfortunately must stay a few weeks) I send you and your dear wife a warm greeting.


Your ever-thankful
and devoted,
[signed:] Walter Dahms
March 6, 1920

© Translation John Koslovsky, 2010

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/1, p. 2220, March 13, 1920: " Von Dahms aus Berlin (K.): „aus der Stadt der Unkultur“. " ("From Dahms in Berlin (postcard): "from the city of unculture ").

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard, holograph address, message, and signature recto
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: 2011-05-04
Last updated: 2011-05-04