[printed letterhead, place sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL-EDITION, A.-G.
WIEN
I. Karlsplatz 6
Musikvereinsgebäude

Wien, am 19. Dezember 1927.
Dr.R/A.
Herrn Professor Heinrich Schenker,
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8/12

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Es wird Sie zweifellos interessieren, dass wir einen Teil der vorhandenen Tonwille-Hefte in 3 Bänden haben heften lassen und der Forsetzung des Tonwillen "Das Meisterwerk in der Musik" angepasst haben.

Indem wir Ihnen 1 Exemplar in der neuen Form gleichzeitig zugehen lassen zeichnen wir


hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Dr. Roth

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, place sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I,
Karlsplatz 6,
Musikverein Building

Vienna, December 19, 1927
Dr.R/A.
Professor Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8/12

Dear Professor, 1

It will doubtless interest you to know that we have had a portion of the existing [stocks of] Der Tonwille issues stitched together in three volumes, and adapted to Der Tonwille 's continuation as The Masterwork in Music .

In arranging for delivery to you at this time of one copy in the new format, we remain


with kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] Dr. Roth

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, place sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL-EDITION, A.-G.
WIEN
I. Karlsplatz 6
Musikvereinsgebäude

Wien, am 19. Dezember 1927.
Dr.R/A.
Herrn Professor Heinrich Schenker,
Wien III.
Keilgasse 8/12

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Es wird Sie zweifellos interessieren, dass wir einen Teil der vorhandenen Tonwille-Hefte in 3 Bänden haben heften lassen und der Forsetzung des Tonwillen "Das Meisterwerk in der Musik" angepasst haben.

Indem wir Ihnen 1 Exemplar in der neuen Form gleichzeitig zugehen lassen zeichnen wir


hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Dr. Roth

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, place sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I,
Karlsplatz 6,
Musikverein Building

Vienna, December 19, 1927
Dr.R/A.
Professor Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8/12

Dear Professor, 1

It will doubtless interest you to know that we have had a portion of the existing [stocks of] Der Tonwille issues stitched together in three volumes, and adapted to Der Tonwille 's continuation as The Masterwork in Music .

In arranging for delivery to you at this time of one copy in the new format, we remain


with kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] Dr. Roth

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/1, p.3156, December 20, 1927: "Von der U.-E. (Br.): Ankündigung des „Tonwille“ in 3 Bänden." ("From UE (letter): announcement of the publication of Der Tonwille in three volumes."). This letter exists in two sources: OC 52/844, the dispatched letter with printed letterhead and signatures, and WSLB 391, the carbon copy lacking letterhead and both signatures but quadruple initialed.

Commentary

Provenance
OC 52/844: Schenker, Heinrich (1927-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-) WSLB 391: Universal Edition Archive (1927-1976)—on permanent loan to the Wienbibliothek im Rathhaus (1976-)
Rights Holder
Universal Edition, A.G., Wien, published here by kind permission
License
email from Aygün Lausch (Universal Edition) to Ian Bent, 2004-09-09, confirming UE’s ownership of IPR and granting permission to publish. Any claim to intellectual rights 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
OC 52/844: 1p letter, oblong format, printed letterhead in left margin sideways, typed message, stamped and handwritten signatures WSLB 391: 1p letter, oblong format, carbon copy, typed message, multiply initialled, no letterhead, no signatures
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

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Last updated: 2012-07-24