{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Alt-Aussee, Steiermark]
[Absender:] Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An:] H Prof
Felix v. Cube
Duisburg/Rhld
Kuhstr. 23–25
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 7.XI.30 11 | [illeg] ||
{verso}


Lieber Herr Prof. v. Cube ! 1

Ich beeile mich, Ihnen zu sagen, das H. R......d 2 mir ganz unbekannt ist, daß offenbar ein Misverständnis vorliegt. Auch empfehle ich Weisse’s Erfolge in Berlin abzuwarten, ehe Sie losgehen. (Nur 4 Wochen trennen uns von dem Berliner Termin.) 3


Mit bestem Gruß
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker
7.11.30

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Alt-Aussee, Steiermark]
[Sender:] Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[To:]Prof.
Felix v. Cube
Duisburg/Rhineland
Kuhstraße 23–25
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 7.XI.30 11 | [illeg] ||
{verso}


Dear Professor von Cube, 1

I hasten to tell you that Mr R......d 2 is entirely unknown to me, and that there has apparently been a misunderstanding. Also, I recommend that you await [news of] Weisse's successes in Berlin before deciding to go. (Only four weeks separates from the planned meetings in Berlin.) 3


With best greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker
November 7, 1930

© Translation William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postkarte
[top-left, picture captioned: Alt-Aussee, Steiermark]
[Absender:] Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An:] H Prof
Felix v. Cube
Duisburg/Rhld
Kuhstr. 23–25
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 7.XI.30 11 | [illeg] ||
{verso}


Lieber Herr Prof. v. Cube ! 1

Ich beeile mich, Ihnen zu sagen, das H. R......d 2 mir ganz unbekannt ist, daß offenbar ein Misverständnis vorliegt. Auch empfehle ich Weisse’s Erfolge in Berlin abzuwarten, ehe Sie losgehen. (Nur 4 Wochen trennen uns von dem Berliner Termin.) 3


Mit bestem Gruß
Ihr
[signed:] H Schenker
7.11.30

© Transcription William Drabkin, 2006

{recto}
[printed:] Postcard
[top-left, picture captioned: Alt-Aussee, Steiermark]
[Sender:] Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[To:]Prof.
Felix v. Cube
Duisburg/Rhineland
Kuhstraße 23–25
[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 7.XI.30 11 | [illeg] ||
{verso}


Dear Professor von Cube, 1

I hasten to tell you that Mr R......d 2 is entirely unknown to me, and that there has apparently been a misunderstanding. Also, I recommend that you await [news of] Weisse's successes in Berlin before deciding to go. (Only four weeks separates from the planned meetings in Berlin.) 3


With best greetings,
Yours,
[signed:] H. Schenker
November 7, 1930

© Translation William Drabkin, 2006

Footnotes

1 Writing of this postcard is not recorded in Schenker's diary. It replies to a letter (which is not known to survive) the receipt of which is recorded in his diary at OJ 4/4, p. 3535, November 6, 1930: "Von v. Cube (Br.): dankt für meine Mitteilung, stoßt noch immer auf Widerstand in Duisburg. Ein Musiker namens Reichard scheint sich dort als mein Schüler auszugeben u. v. Cube im Wege zu stehn, auch ist ihm das Seminar in Duisburg noch verschlossen, plant daher als Ausweg von Lehrer des Instituts einen Vortrag zu halten." ("From von Cube (letter): thanks [me] for my communication; is still coming up against resistance in Duisburg. A musician by the name of Reichard appears to be passing himself off there as my pupil and to be standing in the way of von Cube. Also the Seminar in Duisburg is still closed to him, so he plans, as a way out from [being a] teacher at the institute, to deliver a lecture").

2 This refers to a music teacher in Essen named Reichert (or Reichardt) who was passing himself off as a former pupil of Schenker's. Cube mentioned this in a letter that has not survived (see note 1); the subject is mentioned again in his next letter to Schenker, OJ 9/34, [22], November 22, 1930.

3 A series of lectures to music teachers, planned by Weisse with support from Furtwängler and the Prussian Minister for Education, Leo Kestenberg.

Commentary

Format
printed postcard, picture and holograph addresses recto, holograph message and signature verso
Provenance
Felix-Eberhard von Cube (document date--????) -- photocopies: W.M.Drabkin (1985-2011) -- Oswald Jonas Memorial Collection (2011-)
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain
License
All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk

Digital version created: 2006-11-03
Last updated: 2011-08-15