{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Hinterbregrenzerwaldstraße, Vorarlberg]

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

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 20.V.31.10^30^ | * 3c * || [twice]

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 128 | 20.V.31‒1030 | * R * ||

{verso}
19. V. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

Ihr Pfingstmontag 2 Vorschlag hat uns sehr gefreut. Es wäre vielleicht das Beste, wir träfen uns Vormittag in Schönbrunn – bevor Sie essen gehen, denn nach Tisch schlafen die Kinder meist bis ½5. Wie also, wenn ich Sie zwischen ¾12 und 12 beim Hietzinger Tor gegenüber von Hübners Park Hotel erwarten würde, um Sie beide dann zu Hertha und den Kindern, die sich bereits im Park aufhalten werden zu führen. Oder würden Sie lieber Nachmittags ½5 zu uns kommen wollen? Ich überlasse das ganz Ihnen.

{recto} F. hab ich noch ein zweites Mal geschrieben[;] 3 bis vorgestern dauerte seine Tournee, die er in Augsburg beendete. Ich erwarte noch Ihre Entscheidung!


Alles Liebe Ihnen beiden von uns allen!
Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Hinterbregrenzerwaldstraße, Vorarlberg]

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

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 20.V.31.10^30^ | * 3c * || [twice]

[postmark:] || 3 VIENNA 128 | 20.V.31‒1030 | * R * ||

{verso}
May 19, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Your suggestion of Whit Monday 2 pleases us greatly. It would perhaps be best that we meet in the morning in Schönbrunn, before you have lunch, as the children usually sleep in the afternoon until half past four. How would it be if I were to wait for you between a quarter to twelve and twelve, at the Hietzing Gate opposite Hübner's Park Hotel, in order to lead the two of you to Hertha and the children, who will be stopping in the park. Or would you prefer to come to our place in the afternoon, at half past four? I leave it entirely to you.

{recto} I have written to F. a second time; 3 his concert tour, which finished in Augsburg, lasted until the day before yesterday.


All good wishes to the two of you from all of us!
Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Hinterbregrenzerwaldstraße, Vorarlberg]

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

[postmark:] || 13/1 WIEN 89 | 20.V.31.10^30^ | * 3c * || [twice]

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 128 | 20.V.31‒1030 | * R * ||

{verso}
19. V. 31.

Lieber verehter Meister, 1

Ihr Pfingstmontag 2 Vorschlag hat uns sehr gefreut. Es wäre vielleicht das Beste, wir träfen uns Vormittag in Schönbrunn – bevor Sie essen gehen, denn nach Tisch schlafen die Kinder meist bis ½5. Wie also, wenn ich Sie zwischen ¾12 und 12 beim Hietzinger Tor gegenüber von Hübners Park Hotel erwarten würde, um Sie beide dann zu Hertha und den Kindern, die sich bereits im Park aufhalten werden zu führen. Oder würden Sie lieber Nachmittags ½5 zu uns kommen wollen? Ich überlasse das ganz Ihnen.

{recto} F. hab ich noch ein zweites Mal geschrieben[;] 3 bis vorgestern dauerte seine Tournee, die er in Augsburg beendete. Ich erwarte noch Ihre Entscheidung!


Alles Liebe Ihnen beiden von uns allen!
Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Hinterbregrenzerwaldstraße, Vorarlberg]

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

[postmark:] || 13/1 VIENNA 89 | 20.V.31.10^30^ | * 3c * || [twice]

[postmark:] || 3 VIENNA 128 | 20.V.31‒1030 | * R * ||

{verso}
May 19, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Your suggestion of Whit Monday 2 pleases us greatly. It would perhaps be best that we meet in the morning in Schönbrunn, before you have lunch, as the children usually sleep in the afternoon until half past four. How would it be if I were to wait for you between a quarter to twelve and twelve, at the Hietzing Gate opposite Hübner's Park Hotel, in order to lead the two of you to Hertha and the children, who will be stopping in the park. Or would you prefer to come to our place in the afternoon, at half past four? I leave it entirely to you.

{recto} I have written to F. a second time; 3 his concert tour, which finished in Augsburg, lasted until the day before yesterday.


All good wishes to the two of you from all of us!
Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this picture postcard is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/4, p. 3619, May 20, 1931: "Von Weisse (K. expreß): will uns am Schönbrunner Tor erwarten." ("From Weisse (express postcard): he would like to wait for us at the entrance gate to Schönbrunn."). — Schenker's reply is recorded at ibid, p. 3620, May 21, 1931: "An Weisse (K.): bitte ihn, uns jedenfalls beim Schönbrunner Tor um 12h zu erwarten." ("To Weisse (postcard): I ask him to expect us in any event at the entrance gate to Schönbrunn at 12 o'clock").

2 i.e. the Monday after Pentecost.

3 Weisse was to trying to arrange a meeting with Furtwängler at the Schenkers’; see OJ 15/15, [59] and OJ 15/15, [61].

Commentary

Format
printed picture postcard: picture, holograph recipient address, message-continuation, valediction, and signature, recto; holograph salutation and 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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