Schenker 8/2


Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Sie würden mich sehr verpflichten, u. dem Bd. I. einen großen Dienst erweisen, wenn Sie ein Exemplar als Rezensionsexemplar an die Redaction des „Beethoven-Jahrbuches“ per Adresse : Dr. Theodor von Frimmel , Wien, IV., Schlüsselgasse 3 senden wollten.

H. Dr. Frimmel ist der bekannte Beethoven -Forscher, hat sich vielfach als Anhänger von mir bereits erwiesen, u. will im II. Jahrgang {2} des eben von ihm redigierten Beethoven-Jahrbuches die vielen auf Beethoven bezüglichen Stellen meines Buches excerpieren. 2

Bei der Verbreitung der Arbeiten H. Dr. Frimmel’s kann das für meine Arbeit nur von Vorteil sein.


Mit bestem Dank
u. ausgez. Hochachtung
[signed:] H Schenker
8. 2. 08/Wien.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Schenker 8/2


Dear Sir, 1

You would greatly oblige me, and render a great service to volume I, if you would send a copy for review to the editorial office of the Beethoven-Jahrbuch at the address: Dr. Theodor von Frimmel , Vienna IV, Schlüßelgasse 3.

Dr. Frimmel is the well-known Beethoven scholar, has already frequently proved himself a supporter of mine, and wants to excerpt the many passages in my book concerning Beethoven in the second annual number {2} of the Beethoven-Jahrbuch, which he himself edits. 2

Given the wide distribution of Dr. Frimmel's writings, that can only be of advantage for my work.


With best thanks
and kind regards,
[signed:] H. Schenker
February 8, 1908/Vienna

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Schenker 8/2


Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Sie würden mich sehr verpflichten, u. dem Bd. I. einen großen Dienst erweisen, wenn Sie ein Exemplar als Rezensionsexemplar an die Redaction des „Beethoven-Jahrbuches“ per Adresse : Dr. Theodor von Frimmel , Wien, IV., Schlüsselgasse 3 senden wollten.

H. Dr. Frimmel ist der bekannte Beethoven -Forscher, hat sich vielfach als Anhänger von mir bereits erwiesen, u. will im II. Jahrgang {2} des eben von ihm redigierten Beethoven-Jahrbuches die vielen auf Beethoven bezüglichen Stellen meines Buches excerpieren. 2

Bei der Verbreitung der Arbeiten H. Dr. Frimmel’s kann das für meine Arbeit nur von Vorteil sein.


Mit bestem Dank
u. ausgez. Hochachtung
[signed:] H Schenker
8. 2. 08/Wien.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Schenker 8/2


Dear Sir, 1

You would greatly oblige me, and render a great service to volume I, if you would send a copy for review to the editorial office of the Beethoven-Jahrbuch at the address: Dr. Theodor von Frimmel , Vienna IV, Schlüßelgasse 3.

Dr. Frimmel is the well-known Beethoven scholar, has already frequently proved himself a supporter of mine, and wants to excerpt the many passages in my book concerning Beethoven in the second annual number {2} of the Beethoven-Jahrbuch, which he himself edits. 2

Given the wide distribution of Dr. Frimmel's writings, that can only be of advantage for my work.


With best thanks
and kind regards,
[signed:] H. Schenker
February 8, 1908/Vienna

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Footnotes

1 Writing of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 1/7, p. 71, February 8, 1908: "Brief an Cotta wegen Rz/ex. an Dr. Frimmel." ("Letter to Cotta concerning a review copy to be sent to Dr. Frimmel.").

2 Frimmel had written to Schenker on August 10, 1907: "I am publishing a Beethoven-Jahrbuch, the first volume of which is in press, the second volume of which I am in process of preparing. May I ask if you would care to contribute an article or short item to this venture? Most interesting of all would undoubtedly be a study of Beethoven's harmony in comparison with that of his forerunners. Other music-theoretical topics would be welcome, too." Frimmel wrote a postcard from Budapest some time in 1908/09 saying: "I've just this moment arrived, and have immediately read your kind letter. Articles from you are always welcome; but it is already too late for volume II. That is now being printed. Please think of vol. III." (These items are from OJ 11/10, and I am indebted to Dr. Nicholas Marston for drawing them to my attention and providing transcriptions.) See also Schenker's diary, OJ 1/5, p. 68, January 30, 1908. Schenker never published an article in the Beethoven-Jahrbuch.

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
2p 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-)

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Last updated: 2012-11-02