[printed letterhead: ]

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

Wien, 27. Dezember 1928.
Hb

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

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

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

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

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.

Mit den besten Wünschen für das Jahr 1929 zeichnen wir uns


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 27, 1928
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 I, Hohenstaufengasse 3:

S. 1,250.--- for Beethoven Sonatas and
S. 1,250.--- [for] 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 1929, 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, 27. Dezember 1928.
Hb

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

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

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

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

deren Empfang Sie uns gefl. bestätigen wollen.

Mit den besten Wünschen für das Jahr 1929 zeichnen wir uns


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 27, 1928
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 I, Hohenstaufengasse 3:

S. 1,250.--- for Beethoven Sonatas and
S. 1,250.--- [for] 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 1929, 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 4/2, p. 3304, December 29, 1928: "Von der U.-E. Anweisung zur Länderbank." ("From UE instruction to the Provincial Bank."). Receipt of payment is recorded there at OJ 4/2, p. 3305, January 2, 1929: "Bei der Länderbank 2500 S. (von der U.-E.) behoben" (At the Provincial bank, 2,500 shillings (from UE) collected."). This letter exists in two sources: OC 52/915, the dispatched letter with printed letterhead and signatures, and WSLB 404, the carbon copy lacking letterhead and both signatures but 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 52/915: Schenker, Heinrich (1928-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-) WSLB404: Universal Edition Archive (1928-1976)—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 52/915: 1p letter, printed letterhead, typed message, stamped and handwritten signatures WSLB 404: 1p letter, carbon copy, typed message, 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-)

Digital version created: 2012-08-23
Last updated: 2012-08-03