Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Herr Eugen d’Albert , der liebenswürdige Vermittler unserer Beziehungen, 2 erkündigt sich bei mir von Berlin aus nach meinem Buch. 3 Würden Sie die Freundlichkeit haben, ihm ein Exemplar 4 ehebaldigst zukommen zu lassen, u. zw. unter der Berliner Adresse: W. 9. Grand Hotel-Bellevue ? 5


Mit bestem Dank u. ausgez. Hochachtung
zeichne ergb
[signed:] H Schenker
27. 12. 06

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017



Dear Sir, 1

Mr. Eugen d'Albert, the kind intermediary who brought about our association, 2 has contacted me from Berlin inquiring after my book. 3 Would you be so good as to arrange for a copy 4 to be sent to him as soon as possible, N.B. at his Berlin address: W. 9. Grand Hotel Bellevue? 5


With many thanks and kind regards,
I remain, your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker
December 27, 06

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017



Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Herr Eugen d’Albert , der liebenswürdige Vermittler unserer Beziehungen, 2 erkündigt sich bei mir von Berlin aus nach meinem Buch. 3 Würden Sie die Freundlichkeit haben, ihm ein Exemplar 4 ehebaldigst zukommen zu lassen, u. zw. unter der Berliner Adresse: W. 9. Grand Hotel-Bellevue ? 5


Mit bestem Dank u. ausgez. Hochachtung
zeichne ergb
[signed:] H Schenker
27. 12. 06

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017



Dear Sir, 1

Mr. Eugen d'Albert, the kind intermediary who brought about our association, 2 has contacted me from Berlin inquiring after my book. 3 Would you be so good as to arrange for a copy 4 to be sent to him as soon as possible, N.B. at his Berlin address: W. 9. Grand Hotel Bellevue? 5


With many thanks and kind regards,
I remain, your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker
December 27, 06

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Footnotes

1 Writing this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary. For Cotta's response, see OJ 12/27, [3].

2 D'Albert intervened after Cotta had initially declined Schenker's proposal of the book (CA 1–2, November 8, 1905; OJ 9/31, [1], November 9), and brought about their reversed decision (OJ 9/31, [2], November 14; OJ 9/31, [3], November 15.)

3 The letter survives as OJ 9/6, [46], December 15, 1906, the postscript of which reads: "Wann erscheint Ihr Buch? Adresse bis März wie oben. 3‒18 Februar in Wien." ("When will your book be out? [My] address until March as above. February 3‒18 in Vienna.").

4 "Exemplar" ("copy"): in its response, OJ 12/27, [3], Cotta agrees to send d'Albert a "Freiexemplar" ("free copy" or "complimentary copy").

5 The Grand Hotel Bellevue was located at Potsdamer Platz.

Commentary

Rights Holder
Heirs of Henrich 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 Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk.
Format
1p letter, Bogen format, holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature
Provenance
J.G. Cotta’sche Nachfolger/Stuttgarter Zeitung (document date-c.1954); Cotta-Archiv (Stiftung der Stuttgarter Zeitung), Schiller-Nationalmuseum, Marbach am Neckar, Germany (c.1954-)

Digital version created: 2017-07-01
Last updated: 2012-11-02