{recto}
BUCH- UND KUNST-ANTIQUARIAT
V. A. HECK
WIEN, I. BEZIRK, KÄRNTNERRING Nr. 12
Telephon 51-2-61
____________________

WIEN, am 21. Feber 1927.

Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III, Keilg. 8 1

Zur gef[ä]l[ligen] Ansicht.

Belieben zu empfangen:

9 Hefte Beethoven Leonore-Fidelio,
Manuskript m. eigenh. Korrekturen: 2

Bezeichnet: Nro 3 Quartetto G. A. 3 3
Allegro modto “ 4
Nro 4 Terzetto “ 5
Nro 6 “ 7
[Nro] 7 “ 8
Atto IIdo “ 11
N2 Duetto “ 12b
No 3 Terzetto “ 13
Duett (O namenlose Freude) “ 15.

Hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] V. A. HECK.

{verso}

Abgehohlt am 23/II 4

[signed: ] Troppl

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2015

{recto}
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AND ART
V. A. HECK
VIENNA, DISTRICT I, KÄRNTNERRING No. 12
Telephone 51-2-61
____________________

VIENNA, February 21, 1927

Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III, Keilgasse 8 1

For the favour of inspection,

Please to receive:

9 fascicles [from] Beethoven, Leonore-Fidelio,
manuscript with autograph corrections 2

Inscribed: No. 3 Quartet G. A. 3 3
Allegro moderato “ 4
No. 4 Terzetto “ 5
No. 6 “ 7
[No.] 7 “ 8
Act II “ 11
N[o.] 2 Duetto “ 12b
No. 3 Terzetto “ 13
Duet ("O namenlose Freude") “ 15.

Respectfully,
[signed:] V. A. HECK.

{verso}

Collected on February 23 4

[signed: ] Troppl

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2015

{recto}
BUCH- UND KUNST-ANTIQUARIAT
V. A. HECK
WIEN, I. BEZIRK, KÄRNTNERRING Nr. 12
Telephon 51-2-61
____________________

WIEN, am 21. Feber 1927.

Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III, Keilg. 8 1

Zur gef[ä]l[ligen] Ansicht.

Belieben zu empfangen:

9 Hefte Beethoven Leonore-Fidelio,
Manuskript m. eigenh. Korrekturen: 2

Bezeichnet: Nro 3 Quartetto G. A. 3 3
Allegro modto “ 4
Nro 4 Terzetto “ 5
Nro 6 “ 7
[Nro] 7 “ 8
Atto IIdo “ 11
N2 Duetto “ 12b
No 3 Terzetto “ 13
Duett (O namenlose Freude) “ 15.

Hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] V. A. HECK.

{verso}

Abgehohlt am 23/II 4

[signed: ] Troppl

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2015

{recto}
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AND ART
V. A. HECK
VIENNA, DISTRICT I, KÄRNTNERRING No. 12
Telephone 51-2-61
____________________

VIENNA, February 21, 1927

Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III, Keilgasse 8 1

For the favour of inspection,

Please to receive:

9 fascicles [from] Beethoven, Leonore-Fidelio,
manuscript with autograph corrections 2

Inscribed: No. 3 Quartet G. A. 3 3
Allegro moderato “ 4
No. 4 Terzetto “ 5
No. 6 “ 7
[No.] 7 “ 8
Act II “ 11
N[o.] 2 Duetto “ 12b
No. 3 Terzetto “ 13
Duet ("O namenlose Freude") “ 15.

Respectfully,
[signed:] V. A. HECK.

{verso}

Collected on February 23 4

[signed: ] Troppl

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2015

Footnotes

1 Receipt of the manuscript detailed here, presumably together with the present document itself, is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/9, p. 3039, February 21, 1927: "Von Heck durch einen Boten: Fidelio-Abschrift, von Beethoven korrigiert; meist Zusammenziehungen, nicht etwa vom Standpunkt des Dramas, sondern der musikalischen Synthese. Hier u. da tauchen auch Verschiedenheiten in der Bogenführung u. Dynamik auf." ("From Heck, via a messenger: copy of Fidelio, with Beethoven's corrections; mainly contractions, not so much from the standpoint of the drama but from that of the musical synthesis. Differences in slurring and dynamics also surface here and there.")

2 This manuscript is today Bonn, Beethovenhaus, HCB Mh 47. For details and provenance, see Ludwig van Beethoven: Thematisch-bibliographisches Werkverzeichnis, ed. Kurt Dorfmüller, Norbert Gertsch and Julia Ronge, 2 vols (Munich: Henle, 2014), I, 423 (No. 10), 425 (No. 23), 431 (Nos 3–4, 8), 432 (No. 9), 433 (No. 16), 444 –46 (Nos 5–6, 9, 11, 16–17).

3 "G. A.": "Gesamt Ausgabe" ("Collected Edition"): Ludwig van Beethovens Werke: Vollständige kritisch durchgesehene überall berechtigte Ausgabe (Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1862–65). The numbers in this column refer to the numbering of Fidelio in GA, xx; the numberings and inscriptions in the left-hand column are reproduced from the title-pages of the individual fascicles of Mh 47.

4 Schenker's diary records, at OJ 3/9, p. 3039, February 22, 1927: "Abends Durchsicht der Fidelio-Abschrift beendet." ("In the evening, study of the copy of Fidelio finished."); and at OJ 3/9, p. 3040, February 23, 1927: "Heck läßt die Fidelio-Abschrift wieder holen. – Nach der Jause bei Heck: Bericht über die Abschrift." ("Heck collects the copy of Fidelio. – After teatime, at Heck's: report on the copy.")

Commentary

Rights Holder
Representatives of V. A. Heck, published here with kind permission.
License
Permission to publish granted by the representatives of V. A. Heck on February 25, 2015. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence (at) mus (dot) cam (dot) uk
Format
printed form, handwritten pencil entries recto, handwritten annotation 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: 2015-03-09
Last updated: 2012-09-26