[printed letterhead: ]

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

Wien, 29. Dezember 1927.
Dir.W/Hb

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III.
Keilgasse 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Im Sinne unserer Vereinbarung 2 überwiesen wir Ihnen heute durch die Zentral-Europäische Länderbank Niederlassung Wien in Wien I., Hohenstaufengasse 3,

S. 1.250.--- für Beethoven Sonaten und
S. 1.250.--- 3. Rate "Tonwille"
zusammen S. 2.500.--- in W. Schilling Zweitausendfünfhundert.

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.

Mit den besten Wünschen für das Jahr 1928 zeichnen wir


in vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Vienna, December 29, 1927
Dir.W/Hb

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor, 1

According to the terms of our agreement, 2 we have today transferred via the Central European Provincial Bank, Vienna Branch, in Vienna I, Hohenstaufengasse 3:

S. 1,250.--- for Beethoven Sonatas and
S. 1,250.--- third installment Der 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 1928, we send our compliments,


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

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Wien, 29. Dezember 1927.
Dir.W/Hb

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III.
Keilgasse 8

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Im Sinne unserer Vereinbarung 2 überwiesen wir Ihnen heute durch die Zentral-Europäische Länderbank Niederlassung Wien in Wien I., Hohenstaufengasse 3,

S. 1.250.--- für Beethoven Sonaten und
S. 1.250.--- 3. Rate "Tonwille"
zusammen S. 2.500.--- in W. Schilling Zweitausendfünfhundert.

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.

Mit den besten Wünschen für das Jahr 1928 zeichnen wir


in vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead: ]

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

Vienna, December 29, 1927
Dir.W/Hb

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor, 1

According to the terms of our agreement, 2 we have today transferred via the Central European Provincial Bank, Vienna Branch, in Vienna I, Hohenstaufengasse 3:

S. 1,250.--- for Beethoven Sonatas and
S. 1,250.--- third installment Der 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 1928, we send our compliments,


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

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/1, p. 3161, December 30, 1927: "Von der U.-E. (Br.): Ankündigung der Jahresrate." ("From UE (letter): announcement of the annual installment."). This letter exists in two sources: OC 52/910, the dispatched letter with printed letterhead and signatures, and WSLB 393, the carbon copy lacking letterhead and both signatures but double initialed.

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
OC 52/910: Schenker, Heinrich (1927-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-) WSLB 393: 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 52/910: 1p letter, printed letterhead, typed message, stamped and handwritten signatures WSLB 393: 1p letter, carbon copy, typed message, double 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