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Handwritten letter from Cube to Schenker, dated April 25, 1931

Duisburg/Rhld. Gellerstr. 2.

Sehr verehrter Meister!

Verzeihen Sie bitte, dass ich heute erst schreibe, ich hatte und habe mit der Liquidierung des Haushaltes und den Nachlassangelegenheiten viel zu tun.1 Für heute nur kurz: Ich gehe nach Hamburg zu Prof. Violin!2 Vorher noch kurz nach Oesterreich zur gründlichen Erholung bei Bekannten. Vorläufig ist mein Hirn immer noch wie betäubt, aber sobald ich etwas mehr Ruhe habe, schreibe Ich Ihnen über alles ganz ausführlich!

Beste Grüsse
[ sign’d: ] Cube.

© Heirs of the Felix-Eberhard von Cube, published with kind permission.
© Transcription William Drabkin 2006.

Handwritten letter from Cube to Schenker, dated April 25, 1931

Duisburg, Rhineland, Gellerstraße 2
April 25, 1931

Most honoured master,

Please excuse me for not writing until today. I had, and still have, much to do with the liquidation of the household and matters concerning the estate.1 For today just a brief word: I am going to Prof. Violin in Hamburg!2 I shall first go to Austria for a period of complete relaxation, at the home of friends. At present my brain still feels stunned, but as soon as I have a little more rest, I shall write to you about everything, with full details!

Best greetings.
[ sign’d: ] Cube

© Translation William Drabkin 2006.

Format: 1p letter, oblong format, holograph message and signature
Sender address: Duisburg, Rhineland, Gellerstraße 2
Recipient address: --


1 i.e. his father’s estate: weeks before, Cube’s father had shot himself. (In his autobiographical essay Todeskampf oder Wiederauferstehung der deutschen Musik, Cube does not give the exact date, but describes it as “a beautiful day before the start of spring 1931.”

2 Click on Moriz Violin. The remainder of the correspondence between Schenker and Cube is concerned in considerable measure with the ill-fated Schenker-Institut in Hamburg.

C is busy disposing of his house and dealing with his father's estate; he is moving to Hamburg to work with Moriz Violin after a short holiday.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary William Drabkin 2006

Drabkin, William
Cube, Felix-Eberhard von
Cambridge University Faculty of Music-Ian Bent
Cube, Felix-Eberhard von; Schenker, Heinrich; Violin, Moriz; Hamburg; estate; vacation
Handwritten letter from Cube to Schenker, dated April 25, 1931
OJ 9/34, [24]
This document is published with the permission of the heirs of Felix-Eberhard von Cube, March 2006.
Schenker, Heinrich (1931-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1955)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1955-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
IPR: The heirs of Felix-Eberhard von Cube; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: William Drabkin.


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