Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Ich habe es so kommen gesehen, konnte aber wegen einer vis major, 2 der Erkrankung meiner Mutter, nichts dagegen machen. In 3–4 Tagen erhalten Sie aber ein stattliches Packet Fahnen zurück. 3


Mit ausgez. Hochachtung
Ergeb.
[signed:] H Schenker

4. 1. 09.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2018



Dear Sir, 1

I saw it coming, but matters beyond my control 2 ‒ namely illness on the part of my mother ‒ prevented my doing anything about it. You will have a handsome package of galley-proofs back in 3–4 days' time. 3


With kind regards,
Your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

January 4, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2018



Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Ich habe es so kommen gesehen, konnte aber wegen einer vis major, 2 der Erkrankung meiner Mutter, nichts dagegen machen. In 3–4 Tagen erhalten Sie aber ein stattliches Packet Fahnen zurück. 3


Mit ausgez. Hochachtung
Ergeb.
[signed:] H Schenker

4. 1. 09.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2018



Dear Sir, 1

I saw it coming, but matters beyond my control 2 ‒ namely illness on the part of my mother ‒ prevented my doing anything about it. You will have a handsome package of galley-proofs back in 3–4 days' time. 3


With kind regards,
Your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

January 4, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2018

Footnotes

1 This must be a reply to OJ 9/31, [21], December 30, 1908, in which Cotta sought the return of galley-proofs 1–89.

2 "wegen einer vis major": lit. on account of a superior force.

3 In WSLB 33, January 1[?], to Universal Edition, Schenker complains that because of having to write four new paragraphs for the revised Introduction to the new edition of his Instrumentations-Tabelle (paragraphs that Universal Edition then deemed too long to be included), "that I had to take out of the time for the proofs of volume II," i.e. Kontrapunkt.

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, 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: 2018-07-27
Last updated: 2012-11-02