[printed letterhead: ]

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

Wien, 28. Dezember 1926. Hb
Wohlgeb. Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III.,
Keilgasse 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Wir überwiesen heute durch die Zentral-Europäische Länderbank Niederlassung Wien (Zentrale) an Herrn General-Direktor W. M. Schenker, Wien, I., Wallnerstr. 4 ("Treuga" Bank A.-G.) für Ihre w. Rechnung

S. 1.250.-- Zahlung für Beethoven Sonaten laut Abmachung vom 10. XII., 1925 2 und
S, 1.250.-- als 2. Rate für die Ablöse "Tonwille"
zusammen S. 2.500.-- i. W. Schilling Zweitausendfündhundert

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.


Mit besten Wünschen für 1927 empfehlen wir uns
in vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] pp Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Vienna, December 28, 1926 Hb
Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor! 1

Today we transferred via the Central European Provincial Bank, Vienna (Central) Branch, to General Director W. M. Schenker, Vienna I, Wallnerstraße 4 ("Treuga" Bank & Co.) for your account:

S. 1.250.-- payment for Beethoven Sonatas as per letter of agreement of December 10, 1925, 2 and
S, 1.250.-- as second installment for the settlement for Tonwille
total: S. 2.500.-- in words, two thousand five hundred shillings

receipt of which we ask you kindly to acknowledge.


With best wishes for 1927, we send our compliments,
with kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] pp Winter

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Wien, 28. Dezember 1926. Hb
Wohlgeb. Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III.,
Keilgasse 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Wir überwiesen heute durch die Zentral-Europäische Länderbank Niederlassung Wien (Zentrale) an Herrn General-Direktor W. M. Schenker, Wien, I., Wallnerstr. 4 ("Treuga" Bank A.-G.) für Ihre w. Rechnung

S. 1.250.-- Zahlung für Beethoven Sonaten laut Abmachung vom 10. XII., 1925 2 und
S, 1.250.-- als 2. Rate für die Ablöse "Tonwille"
zusammen S. 2.500.-- i. W. Schilling Zweitausendfündhundert

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.


Mit besten Wünschen für 1927 empfehlen wir uns
in vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] pp Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Vienna, December 28, 1926 Hb
Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor! 1

Today we transferred via the Central European Provincial Bank, Vienna (Central) Branch, to General Director W. M. Schenker, Vienna I, Wallnerstraße 4 ("Treuga" Bank & Co.) for your account:

S. 1.250.-- payment for Beethoven Sonatas as per letter of agreement of December 10, 1925, 2 and
S, 1.250.-- as second installment for the settlement for Tonwille
total: S. 2.500.-- in words, two thousand five hundred shillings

receipt of which we ask you kindly to acknowledge.


With best wishes for 1927, we send our compliments,
with kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] pp Winter

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/9, p. 3019, December 29, 1926: "Von der U.-E. (Br.): kündigt die Ueberweisung an Mozio an: 2500 Schillinge; der Ausweis über die Theorien fehlt noch." ("From UE (letter): announces the money transfer to Mozio: 2,500 shillings; the reckoning for the theory books is still missing").

2 The letter of agreement for the cessation of Der Tonwille, dated December 10, 1925, following the meeting on December 9, does not appear to survive. It provided for four annual installments of 1,250 shillings for Der Tonwille, plus ongoing annual installments of 1,250 shillings for the collected edition of the Beethoven sonatas. For a fuller account of the circumstances surrounding this negotiated settlement, see Ian Bent and William Drabkin, "General Preface," Der Tonwille: Pamphlets/Quarterly Publication ..., vol. II (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. v‒xii.

Commentary

Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (1926-1935)--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
1p letter, printed letterhead, typed message, stamped and handwritten 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: 2012-03-06