{recto}
[printed:]

Postkarte

Absender: Fanny Violin
VI. Stumpergasse 65.‒

An: Frau Lili Schenker
III,
Keilgasse 8.‒
[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN 89 | [illeg]. X. 22 38 | * 50 * ||


Liebe Li-Li! 1

Schuld daran, dass wir uns verfehlt haben, bin ich. 2 Wie immer komme ich an den Tagen, an denen ich mir {verso} etwas vornehme, von der Kanzlei nicht fort. Ich hatte mir aber in den Kopf gesetzt, an diesem Tage meine Absicht, Lielie besuchen auszuführen und bin erst um 6½ von Hietzing fortgefahren ‒ auf's Geratewohl.

Ich kann Ihnen nicht sagen, wann ich komme, aber da ich weiss, dass Sie um Peter und Paul 3 wie immer fortfahren, komme ich noch vorher.

Mich freut es, dass es dem Herrn Doktor gut geht, Sie sind doch auch gesund?

Viele herzliche Grusse [sic] und auf baldiges Wiedersehen!


Ihre aufrichtige
[signed:] Fanny Violin

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2011

{recto}
[printed:]

Postcard

From: Fanny Violin,
[Vienna] VI, Stumpergasse 65

To: Mrs. Lili Schenker,
[Vienna] III,
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA 89 | [illeg]. X. 22 38 | * 50 * ||


Liebe Li-Li! 1

That we missed one another is my fault. 2 As always, on the days on which I {verso} plan to do something, I can never get away from the office. Today, however, I was determined to carry out my intention to visit Lie-Lie, and did not set out from Hietzing until 6:30 ‒ on the off-chance [of finding you at home].

I can't tell you when I will come, but since I know that as always you will be leaving on [the feast of Sts] Peter and Paul, 3 I will come before then.

I am pleased that the Doctor is well. But are you well, also?

Most cordial greetings,


Yours sincerely,
[signed:] Fanny Violin

© Translation Ian Bent and William Drabkin, 2011

{recto}
[printed:]

Postkarte

Absender: Fanny Violin
VI. Stumpergasse 65.‒

An: Frau Lili Schenker
III,
Keilgasse 8.‒
[postmark:] || [illeg] WIEN 89 | [illeg]. X. 22 38 | * 50 * ||


Liebe Li-Li! 1

Schuld daran, dass wir uns verfehlt haben, bin ich. 2 Wie immer komme ich an den Tagen, an denen ich mir {verso} etwas vornehme, von der Kanzlei nicht fort. Ich hatte mir aber in den Kopf gesetzt, an diesem Tage meine Absicht, Lielie besuchen auszuführen und bin erst um 6½ von Hietzing fortgefahren ‒ auf's Geratewohl.

Ich kann Ihnen nicht sagen, wann ich komme, aber da ich weiss, dass Sie um Peter und Paul 3 wie immer fortfahren, komme ich noch vorher.

Mich freut es, dass es dem Herrn Doktor gut geht, Sie sind doch auch gesund?

Viele herzliche Grusse [sic] und auf baldiges Wiedersehen!


Ihre aufrichtige
[signed:] Fanny Violin

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2011

{recto}
[printed:]

Postcard

From: Fanny Violin,
[Vienna] VI, Stumpergasse 65

To: Mrs. Lili Schenker,
[Vienna] III,
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || [illeg] VIENNA 89 | [illeg]. X. 22 38 | * 50 * ||


Liebe Li-Li! 1

That we missed one another is my fault. 2 As always, on the days on which I {verso} plan to do something, I can never get away from the office. Today, however, I was determined to carry out my intention to visit Lie-Lie, and did not set out from Hietzing until 6:30 ‒ on the off-chance [of finding you at home].

I can't tell you when I will come, but since I know that as always you will be leaving on [the feast of Sts] Peter and Paul, 3 I will come before then.

I am pleased that the Doctor is well. But are you well, also?

Most cordial greetings,


Yours sincerely,
[signed:] Fanny Violin

© Translation Ian Bent and William Drabkin, 2011

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/3, p. 2434, May 30,1922: "Von Fanny Violin (K.): sagt sich an." ("From Fanny Violin (postcard): says she is coming.").

2 Jeanette had presumably apologized for not being at home when Fanny called, although an abortive visit is not recorded in Schenker's diary during the preceding days.

3 The feast of Sts Peter and Paul falls on June 29, around which day Heinrich and Jeanette habitually left for vacation in the Tyrol.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph addresses and message beginning recto, message continuation and signature verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (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 the Violin family, reproduced here by kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted by the heirs of the Violin family, June 25, 2006. 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: 2011-06-29
Last updated: 2011-06-29