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Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Halm, dated January 22, 1927

{recto}
Postkarte

[Absender:] Schenker
Wien, III
Keilgasse 8

[An:] H [/] Prof. A. Halm
Wickersdorf
b. Saalfeld a/d Saale
Deutschland

[postmark:] || WIEN 49 | 24. I[?].27 9 | [illeg.] ||

{verso}
Lieber, verehrter Herr Professor Halm !

Für Ihr neues Buch vielen Dank!1 Wegen der Korrekturen des Jb. II2 konnte ich nur einen flüchtigen Blick hineintun, werde aber, nach getaner Pflicht, umso genauer lesen. So oft ich von Ihnen eine Arbeit sehe, überkommt mich das Gefühl, daß wir beide uns, trotz allem, sehr gut zusammenfänden, wenn wir nur erst zueinander sprechen (statt schreiben) könnten. Doch, ich hoffe bald auf Ihr Buch zurückzukommen, dann sage ich mehr.

Beste Grüße
Ihr
[ sign’d: ] H Schenker
22. 1. 27

© In the public domain.
© Transcription Ian Bent & Lee Rothfard, 2006.

Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Halm, dated January 22, 1927

{recto}
Postcard

[From:] Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

[To:] Prof. A. Halm,
Wickersdorf,
nr. Saalfeld on the Saale,
Germany

[postmark:] || WIEN 49 | 24. I[?].27 9 | [illeg.] ||

{verso}
Dear, revered Professor Halm,

Many thanks for your new book.1 Because of the proofs for Yearbook II, I could give it only a cursory glance, but will read [it] all the more carefully once my duty has been done. Each time I see a work of yours, the feeling comes over me that we two, despite all, would find ourselves in close accord if only we could first speak with one another (instead of writing). However, I hope to get back to your book soon, and then I will say more.

With best wishes,
Yours,
[ sign’d: ] H. Schenker
January 22, 1927

© Translation Ian Bent & Lee Rothfarb, 2006.

COMMENTARY:
Format: printed postcard, holograph addresses recto, holograph message and signature verso
Sender address: Vienna III, Keilgasse 8
Recipient address: Wickersdorf, nr. Saalfeld on the Saale

FOOTNOTES:

1 Beethoven (Berlin: Max Hesse Verlag, 1927), commented on by S in DLA 69.930/15, July 11, 1927; a copy of this and his other books existed in Schenker’s personal library at its sale: Musik und Theater, enthaltend die Bibliothek des Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Wien (Vienna: Antiquariat Heinrich Hinterberger, n.d.), item 138.

2 Das Meisterwerk in der Musik, vol. II (Munich: Drei-Masken-Verlag, 1926): S’s manuscript of the volume was sent to the printers only on January 18, 1927 (OC 54,120), and on January 21 proofs of the text and music examples were promised simultaneously (OC 54/125); proofing occupied S February–August, and the volume was released in the September (OC 54/188, September 30).

SUMMARY:
Acks receipt of book, will read once Meisterwerk II proofs are done.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary Ian Bent & Lee Rothfarb, 2006.

Bent, Ian
Rothfarb, Lee
Schenker, Heinrich
DE
Cambridge University Faculty of Music-Ian Bent
IPR: in public domain; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: Ian Bent & Lee Rothfarb, 2006.
Schenker, Heinrich; Halm, August; Jahrbuch II; Yearbook II; Das Meisterwerk in der Musik; Masterwork in Music; proofs
Handwritten postcard from Schenker to Halm, dated January 22, 1927
DLA 69.930/14
1927-01-22
2006-10-11
Halm
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].
August Halm (1927-1929)—Deutsches Literaturarchiv(19??-)
IPR: In the public domain, published with the kind permission of the Deutsches Literaturarchiv; Image: Deutsches Literaturarchiv; Transcription Ian Bent & Lee Rothfarb, 2006; Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary Ian Bent & Lee Rothfarb, 2006.
Vienna
1927

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