{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Steyr, Oberösterreich]

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

[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Keilgasse 8
Wien III
pneumatisch.

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 20.III.31‒11 | * 3d * || [twice]
[postmark:] || [illeg] 128 | 20.III.31‒1150 | * R * ||

{verso}
20. III. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

habe soeben telephonisch mit F. gesprochen[;] er möchte Sie gerne sehen, und da er wenig Zeit hat, uns beide zusammen. Wir kommen also heute abends ¾9 Uhr – 9 Uhr nach dem Nachtmahl zu Ihnen! 2


Herzlichst Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Steyr, Upper Austria]

[From:] Dr. Weisse
Wattmanngasse 5
Vienna XIII

[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Keilgasse 8
Vienna III
by pneumatic post

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 20.III.31‒11 | * 3d * || [twice]
[postmark:] || [illeg] 128 | 20.III.31‒1150 | * R * ||

{verso}
March 20, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

I have just spoken on the telephone with F. He would very much like to see you and, since he has little time, the two of us together. We shall come to your place, then, this evening, between a quarter to nine and nine o’clock, after dinner! 2


Most cordially, your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Steyr, Oberösterreich]

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

[An:] Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Keilgasse 8
Wien III
pneumatisch.

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 20.III.31‒11 | * 3d * || [twice]
[postmark:] || [illeg] 128 | 20.III.31‒1150 | * R * ||

{verso}
20. III. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

habe soeben telephonisch mit F. gesprochen[;] er möchte Sie gerne sehen, und da er wenig Zeit hat, uns beide zusammen. Wir kommen also heute abends ¾9 Uhr – 9 Uhr nach dem Nachtmahl zu Ihnen! 2


Herzlichst Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Steyr, Upper Austria]

[From:] Dr. Weisse
Wattmanngasse 5
Vienna XIII

[To:] Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Keilgasse 8
Vienna III
by pneumatic post

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 20.III.31‒11 | * 3d * || [twice]
[postmark:] || [illeg] 128 | 20.III.31‒1150 | * R * ||

{verso}
March 20, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

I have just spoken on the telephone with F. He would very much like to see you and, since he has little time, the two of us together. We shall come to your place, then, this evening, between a quarter to nine and nine o’clock, after dinner! 2


Most cordially, your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/4, p. 3598, March 20, 1931: "Von Weisse (K. expreß, mittags): werde mit Furtwängler nach dem Abendessen kommen." ("From Weisse (express postcard, delivered midday): he will come with Furtwängler after supper.").

2 An account of the visit is given in Schenker's diary the same day: "Abends Weisse u. Furtwängler (essen doch!). Meine Angelegenheit kommt nicht zur Sprache! Ich lese den Mozart-Brief vor, der auf F. stärksten Eindruck macht. Im Weggehen flüstert Weisse Lie-Liechen zu, daß sich F. ihm gegenüber verpflichtet habe." ("In the evening, Weisse and Furtwängler (who nonetheless have something to eat!). My matter does not figure in the conversation! I read out the Mozart letter, which makes a very strong impression upon Furtwängler. As he takes his leave, Weisse whispers to Lie-Liechen that Furtwängler has given his promise to him [to assist Schenker financially].").

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard: picture, holograph sender and recipient addresses, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, 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 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: 2013-09-12