{recto}
[printed in art deco typography, all in deckled frame:]

Postkarte
UNIVERSAL-EDITION A.-G.
WIEN, I. KARLSPLATZ 6. (Musikvereinsgebäude)

[An: ] Herrn Dr. Reinhard Oppel,
pr. Adr. Konservatorium d. Musik zu Leipzig,
Leipzig.
Grassistrasse 8

[postmark:] || 1/4 WIEN 1 | 25. IX. 29 | * 4b * ||

{verso}
Herrn Dr. Reinhard Oppel, pr. Adr. Konservatorium d.
Musik zu Leipzig, Grassistr. 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 1

Auf Ihre geschätzte Anfrage vom 23. cts. teilen wir Ihnen höfl. mit, dass der I. Band der Schenker'schen Musikalischen Theorien und Fantasien d.i. die "Harmonielehre" derzeit tatsächlich vergriffen ist. Den Zeitpunkt des Wiedererscheinens können wir Ihnen im Augenblick nicht angeben, doch werden wir Sie verständigen, sobald er feststeht.


Wir empfehlen uns
hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] Universal Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Dr Roth

Wien, am 25. September 1929.
Dr. R/A.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

{recto}
[printed in art deco typography, all in deckled frame:]

Postcard
UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I, KARLSPLATZ 6 (Musikverein Building)

[To: ] Dr. Reinhard Oppel,
primary address: Conservatory of Music, Leipzig,
Leipzig,
Grassistrasse 8

[postmark:] || 1/4 VIENNA 1 | 25. IX. 29 | * 4b * ||

{verso}
Dr. Reinhard Oppel, primary address Conservatory of
Music Leipzig, Grassistrasse 8

Dear Dr. [Oppel], 1

In response to your valued inquiry of the 23rd inst, we would humbly inform you that vol. I of Schenker's Musical Theories and Fantasies, i.e. the Theory of Harmony , is in fact currently out of print. We cannot at the moment give you the date of its re-appearance, but we will certainly let you know as soon as this has been established.


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

Vienna, September 25, 1929.
Dr. R/A.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

{recto}
[printed in art deco typography, all in deckled frame:]

Postkarte
UNIVERSAL-EDITION A.-G.
WIEN, I. KARLSPLATZ 6. (Musikvereinsgebäude)

[An: ] Herrn Dr. Reinhard Oppel,
pr. Adr. Konservatorium d. Musik zu Leipzig,
Leipzig.
Grassistrasse 8

[postmark:] || 1/4 WIEN 1 | 25. IX. 29 | * 4b * ||

{verso}
Herrn Dr. Reinhard Oppel, pr. Adr. Konservatorium d.
Musik zu Leipzig, Grassistr. 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 1

Auf Ihre geschätzte Anfrage vom 23. cts. teilen wir Ihnen höfl. mit, dass der I. Band der Schenker'schen Musikalischen Theorien und Fantasien d.i. die "Harmonielehre" derzeit tatsächlich vergriffen ist. Den Zeitpunkt des Wiedererscheinens können wir Ihnen im Augenblick nicht angeben, doch werden wir Sie verständigen, sobald er feststeht.


Wir empfehlen uns
hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] Universal Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Dr Roth

Wien, am 25. September 1929.
Dr. R/A.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

{recto}
[printed in art deco typography, all in deckled frame:]

Postcard
UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I, KARLSPLATZ 6 (Musikverein Building)

[To: ] Dr. Reinhard Oppel,
primary address: Conservatory of Music, Leipzig,
Leipzig,
Grassistrasse 8

[postmark:] || 1/4 VIENNA 1 | 25. IX. 29 | * 4b * ||

{verso}
Dr. Reinhard Oppel, primary address Conservatory of
Music Leipzig, Grassistrasse 8

Dear Dr. [Oppel], 1

In response to your valued inquiry of the 23rd inst, we would humbly inform you that vol. I of Schenker's Musical Theories and Fantasies, i.e. the Theory of Harmony , is in fact currently out of print. We cannot at the moment give you the date of its re-appearance, but we will certainly let you know as soon as this has been established.


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

Vienna, September 25, 1929.
Dr. R/A.

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Contents of this postcard are recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/3, p. 3386, October 1, 1929: "Von Oppel (Br.): Antwort der U. E. Band I sei vergriffen, der Zeitpunkt der II. Auflage werde ihm bekannt gegeben werden; dankt für das Hammerbild." ("From Oppel (letter): answer from UE: vol. I is out of print, they will let him know the date of the 2nd edition; thanks for the Hammer picture."). The letter from Oppel to Schenker is dated September 30, 1929 (OJ 13/10): it enclosed UE's postcard without stating its contents.

Commentary

Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (1929-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-)
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
printed postcard in art deco typography all in single rule-frame with printed and typed addresses recto, typed message, stamped and handwritten signatures verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

Digital version created: 2012-09-18
Last updated: 2012-09-18