{recto}
[printed:] [Post]k[arte]
[top-left, picture captioned: Heiligenblut, Kärnten]

[Absender:] Dr H. Weisse, Wien XIII. Wattmanng. 5

[An:] Herrn
Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8.
[postmark:] || TA 3 WIEN 128 | 13 IV 28 17 | * R/a * ||
[boxed in pencil, written in ink:] pneumatisch!
[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
13. April 28.

Lieber, verehrter Meister 1

vielen Dank für Ihre Karte. 2 Sie haben solange nichts von uns gehört: 1.) weil wir beide die Grippe hatten und ich 2.) ausserdem noch eine Gallenblasenentzündung hatte, die mir eine Karlsbader Kur, Diät etc. eingetragen hat. Dies der Grund weshalb ich auch leider Sonntag das Gasthaus vermeiden muss. 3

Wie aber wäre es, wenn ich Sie vor dem Konzert abholen würde – also Sonntag zwischen 11 und ¼12 Uhr morgens zu Ihnen {recto} käme? Falls Sie damit einverstanden sind, schreiben Sie mir bitte nicht eigens!


Alles Herzliche Ihnen beiden von uns beiden
Ihr
[signed:] Hans.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2013

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Heiligenblut, Carinthia]

[sender:] Dr H. Weisse, Vienna XIII. Wattmanngasse 5

[to:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || TA 3 WIEN 128 | 13 IV 28 17 | * R/a * ||
[boxed in pencil, written in ink:] by pneumatic mail!
[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
April 13, 1928

Dear, revered Master, 1

Many thanks for your card. 2 You have not heard from us for such a long time since 1) we both had the flu and 2) in addition I also had an inflammation of the gall blader, which entailed my going to Karlsbad for a cure, special diet, etc. This is the reason why I must, regrettably, give the restaurant a miss on Sunday. 3

How would it be, though, if I were to come to you before the concert, i.e. Sunday between 11 and 11:15 in the morning? {recto} If you are agreed to that, please do not write to me just to say so!


All good wishes to the two of you from the two of us.
Yours,
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2013

{recto}
[printed:] [Post]k[arte]
[top-left, picture captioned: Heiligenblut, Kärnten]

[Absender:] Dr H. Weisse, Wien XIII. Wattmanng. 5

[An:] Herrn
Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8.
[postmark:] || TA 3 WIEN 128 | 13 IV 28 17 | * R/a * ||
[boxed in pencil, written in ink:] pneumatisch!
[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
13. April 28.

Lieber, verehrter Meister 1

vielen Dank für Ihre Karte. 2 Sie haben solange nichts von uns gehört: 1.) weil wir beide die Grippe hatten und ich 2.) ausserdem noch eine Gallenblasenentzündung hatte, die mir eine Karlsbader Kur, Diät etc. eingetragen hat. Dies der Grund weshalb ich auch leider Sonntag das Gasthaus vermeiden muss. 3

Wie aber wäre es, wenn ich Sie vor dem Konzert abholen würde – also Sonntag zwischen 11 und ¼12 Uhr morgens zu Ihnen {recto} käme? Falls Sie damit einverstanden sind, schreiben Sie mir bitte nicht eigens!


Alles Herzliche Ihnen beiden von uns beiden
Ihr
[signed:] Hans.

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2013

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Heiligenblut, Carinthia]

[sender:] Dr H. Weisse, Vienna XIII. Wattmanngasse 5

[to:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III
Keilgasse 8
[postmark:] || TA 3 WIEN 128 | 13 IV 28 17 | * R/a * ||
[boxed in pencil, written in ink:] by pneumatic mail!
[for continuation of message from verso, see below]
{verso}
April 13, 1928

Dear, revered Master, 1

Many thanks for your card. 2 You have not heard from us for such a long time since 1) we both had the flu and 2) in addition I also had an inflammation of the gall blader, which entailed my going to Karlsbad for a cure, special diet, etc. This is the reason why I must, regrettably, give the restaurant a miss on Sunday. 3

How would it be, though, if I were to come to you before the concert, i.e. Sunday between 11 and 11:15 in the morning? {recto} If you are agreed to that, please do not write to me just to say so!


All good wishes to the two of you from the two of us.
Yours,
[signed:] Hans

© Translation William Drabkin, 2013

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/1, p. 3198 (April 13, 1928): "Von Weisse (expreß K.): wird Sonntag um 11h erscheinen." ("From Weisse (express postcard): he will appear on Sunday at 11 o'clock.")

2 Not known to survive, not mentioned in Schenker's diary.

3 No paragraph-break in source.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, holograph address, message continuation and signature recto, holograph message beginning 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 Hans Weisse, reproduced with kind permission
License
Permission to publish granted on March 10, 2008 by the heirs of Hans Weisse. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus(dot)cam(dot)ac(dot)uk

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Last updated: 2013-09-08