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Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Jonas, dated September 13, 1934


[rubber stamp:]
WIEN, III, Keilgasse 8

Bitte nachsenden

[An:] H [/] Dr [/] Oswald Jonas
Trummelhofgasse 4

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 13.IX.34 19 | * 4f * ||

Geehrter, lieber Herr Dr Jonas!

Prof. Dr W. Altmann,1 Berlin-Friedenau Lauterstr. 38II dankt für Ihr Buch in aufmerksamer Weise auch mir u. bittet mich bei dieser Gelegenheit, Sie zu veranlassen, daß Sie ihm für das soeben neuaufzulegende Tonkünstler-Lexikon Notizen über sich einsenden.

Hoffentlich haben Sie v.H.2 gut bestanden, ich hatte das Paar bei mir 3¼ Stunden u. habe darüber eine schlechte Nacht erlitten. Na, Achtung! Beste Grüße von uns Beiden

[ sign’d: ] H Schenker

[vertically in left margin:]
Auch um Dr Salzer’s|3 Notizen bittet er, worüber ich ihm[?] schreibe.

© In the public domain
© Transcription John Rothgeb 2006.

Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Jonas, dated September 13, 1934


[rubber stamp:]
VIENNA, III, Keilgasse 8

Please forward

[To:] Dr Oswald Jonas
[Vienna] XIX
Trummelhofgasse 4

[postmark:] || 3 WIEN 40 | 13.IX.34 19 | * 4f * ||

September 13, 1934
Dear Dr. Jonas,

Prof. Dr. W. Altmann,1 Berlin-Friedenau, Lauterstrasse 38II thoughtfully thanks me as well for your book, and requests me on this occasion to have you send him notes about yourself for the Tonkünstler-Lexikon to be republished shortly.

I hope you survived Hoboken2 well; I had the two of them with me 3¼ hours and suffered a bad night because of it. Well, watch out! Best greetings from us both,

[ sign’d: ] H. Schenker

[vertically in left margin:]
He also asked about Dr Salzer’s3 notes, about which I will write [him?].

© Translation John Rothgeb, 2006.

Format: printed postcard, stamped and holograph addresses recto, holograph message and signature verso
Sender address: Vienna, III, Keilgasse 8
Recipient address: Vienna XIX, Trummelhofgasse 4


1 Wilhelm Altmann (1862–1951), retired Director of the Music Division of the Prussian State Library (1915–27) in Berlin. The editor of many miniature scores. Altmann was also a keen supporter of the Erläuterungsausgabe, and wrote a favorable review of the first Tonwille pamphlet.

2 Click on Anthony van Hoboken.

3 Click on: Felix Salzer.

Wilhelm Altmann asks that Jonas send biographical notes on himself for the Tonkünstler-Lexikon; S refers to Hoboken and Salzer.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary John Rothgeb 2006.

Rothgeb, John
Schenker, Heinrich
Cambridge University Faculty of Music–Ian Bent
Schenker, Heinrich; Jonas, Oswald; Wesen des musikalischen Kunstwerks; Einführung in die Lehre Heinrich Schenkers; Altmann, Wilhelm; Berlin; Hoboken, Anthony van; Salzer, Felix; Tonkünstler-Lexikon
Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Jonas, dated September 13, 1934
OJ 5/18, 55
This document is deemed to be in the public domain as of January 1, 2006. Any claim to intellectual rights should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at [email protected].
Oswald Jonas (1934-1978)—Special Collections, University of California, Riverside (1978-)
IPR: In the public domain; Image: Special Collections, University of California, Riverside; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: John Rothgeb.


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