[printed letterhead:]
WIEN
XIII., WATTMANNGASSE 5

17. II. 31.

Lieber verehrter Meister, 1

besten Dank für die Übersendung von Cube's und Braunfels' Briefen – die ich morgen zurückschicke.

Als Gegengabe hier den Brief Furtwänglers, um dessen sofortige Rücksendung ich Sie bitte. Darf ich Sie auch daran erinnern, mir zu sagen, aus welchem Artikel von Benz Sie das Mozart Zitat haben. 2 Ich muss das wissen, wenn mich jemand nach dem Vortrag morgen danach fragen sollte.


Mit den herzlichsten Grüssen in aller Eile
Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008


[printed letterhead:]
VIENNA
XIII, WATTMANNGASSE 5

February 17, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Best thanks for sending me Cube's and Braunfels' letters, which I shall return tomorrow.

In return, here is the letter from Furtwängler, which I ask you to return to me immediately. May I remind you to tell me the article by Benz from which you got the Mozart quotation. 2 I need to know this, in case anyone should ask me about it at tomorrow's lecture.


With most cordial greetings, in great haste,
Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008


[printed letterhead:]
WIEN
XIII., WATTMANNGASSE 5

17. II. 31.

Lieber verehrter Meister, 1

besten Dank für die Übersendung von Cube's und Braunfels' Briefen – die ich morgen zurückschicke.

Als Gegengabe hier den Brief Furtwänglers, um dessen sofortige Rücksendung ich Sie bitte. Darf ich Sie auch daran erinnern, mir zu sagen, aus welchem Artikel von Benz Sie das Mozart Zitat haben. 2 Ich muss das wissen, wenn mich jemand nach dem Vortrag morgen danach fragen sollte.


Mit den herzlichsten Grüssen in aller Eile
Ihr
[signed:] H .

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2008


[printed letterhead:]
VIENNA
XIII, WATTMANNGASSE 5

February 17, 1931

Dear, revered Master, 1

Best thanks for sending me Cube's and Braunfels' letters, which I shall return tomorrow.

In return, here is the letter from Furtwängler, which I ask you to return to me immediately. May I remind you to tell me the article by Benz from which you got the Mozart quotation. 2 I need to know this, in case anyone should ask me about it at tomorrow's lecture.


With most cordial greetings, in great haste,
Your
[signed:] H.

© Translation William Drabkin, 2008

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 This is the supposed letter to Baron Gottfried van Swieten in which Mozart claims that he hears a piece of music in an instant; this letter is mentioned several times in Weisse’s communications to Schenker from the previous month.

Commentary

Format
1p letter, printed letterhead, holograph salutation, message, valediction, 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 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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