Sehr geehrter Doktor! 1

Vielen und allerherzlichsten Dank für die Zusendung des V. und VI. Tonwillens. 2 Die Lekture [sic] muss ich bis zu meinen Ferien (in 4 Wochen) verschieben, darauf freue ich mich schon sehr und umsomehr, als ich Moriz gleich bei der Hand habe.

Meine Schwägerin Wally und Kinder reisen schon am 21. d. M. von Hamburg nach Schruns, Moriz kommt erst {2} Mitte Juli nach — auf wie lange weiss ich nicht. Um Mitte Juli herum reise auch ich. Und Sie, wie gewöhnlich zu Peter und Paul? 3

Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihrer l. Frau nochmals einen schönen Sommer und die schwer[-] und wohl-verdiente Erholung von allen Winterstrapazen.

Mit vielen herzlichen Grüssen an Sie und Frau Li-Li.


Ihre
[signed:] Fanny Violin
18. VI. 24

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2011



Dear Dr. [Schenker] ! 1

Many and most cordial thanks for sending the fifth and sixth issues of Der Tonwille. 2 I will have to defer reading them until my holidays (in four weeks' time). I am already looking forward greatly to that, all the more so as I shall have Moriz right at hand.

My sister-in-law Wally and children travel from Hamburg to Schruns as early as the 21st of the month; Moriz will not follow until {2} the middle of July — I do not know for how long. And I also travel around the middle of July. And you: as usual on [the feast of Ss.] Peter and Paul? 3

I wish you and your dear wife once again a good summer and hard-earned and well-deserved recovery from all the trials of winter.

With cordial greetings to you and Li-Li.


Yours,
[signed:] Fanny Violin
June 18, 1924

© Translation Ian Bent, 2011



Sehr geehrter Doktor! 1

Vielen und allerherzlichsten Dank für die Zusendung des V. und VI. Tonwillens. 2 Die Lekture [sic] muss ich bis zu meinen Ferien (in 4 Wochen) verschieben, darauf freue ich mich schon sehr und umsomehr, als ich Moriz gleich bei der Hand habe.

Meine Schwägerin Wally und Kinder reisen schon am 21. d. M. von Hamburg nach Schruns, Moriz kommt erst {2} Mitte Juli nach — auf wie lange weiss ich nicht. Um Mitte Juli herum reise auch ich. Und Sie, wie gewöhnlich zu Peter und Paul? 3

Ich wünsche Ihnen und Ihrer l. Frau nochmals einen schönen Sommer und die schwer[-] und wohl-verdiente Erholung von allen Winterstrapazen.

Mit vielen herzlichen Grüssen an Sie und Frau Li-Li.


Ihre
[signed:] Fanny Violin
18. VI. 24

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2011



Dear Dr. [Schenker] ! 1

Many and most cordial thanks for sending the fifth and sixth issues of Der Tonwille. 2 I will have to defer reading them until my holidays (in four weeks' time). I am already looking forward greatly to that, all the more so as I shall have Moriz right at hand.

My sister-in-law Wally and children travel from Hamburg to Schruns as early as the 21st of the month; Moriz will not follow until {2} the middle of July — I do not know for how long. And I also travel around the middle of July. And you: as usual on [the feast of Ss.] Peter and Paul? 3

I wish you and your dear wife once again a good summer and hard-earned and well-deserved recovery from all the trials of winter.

With cordial greetings to you and Li-Li.


Yours,
[signed:] Fanny Violin
June 18, 1924

© Translation Ian Bent, 2011

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2681, June 19, 1924: "Von Fanny Violin (Br.): dankt für das 5. u. 6. Heft." ("From Fanny Violin (letter): thanks for the fifth and sixth issues.").

2 The sending of these issues is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/6, p. 2677, June 6, 1924: "An Dr Heinsheimer (K.): erinnere, den Tonwillen an Frl. Violin zu senden ..." (To Dr. Heinsheimer (postcard): I remind him to send Der Tonwille to Miss Violin ..."). Fanny had visited the Schenkers the previous day: "7–10½h Fanny Violin, bringt Bonbons; erzählt, daß Floriz in Schruns gemietet habe." ("7 to 10:30 Fanny Violin, brings candies; reports that Floriz has rented in Schruns.").

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

Commentary

Format
2p letter, holograph message and signature
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

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