BUCH- UND KUNSTANTIQUARIAT
AUTOGRAPHEN-HANDLUNG
V. A. HECK
WIEN I, KÄRNTNERRING 12
____________________
KATALOGE AUF VERLANGEN GRATIS
____________________
ÖSTERR. POSTSPARK.-KTO. 3845
TELEPHON 51-2-61
WIENER BANKVEREIN, FILIALE SEILERSTÄTTE
Wien, I. Seilerstätte 15.

WIEN, am 24. November 1928.

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



Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Mir wird eben wieder ein Beethoven Skizzenblatt angeboten und ich erlaube mir, Ihnen eine Photographie desselben zuzuschicken mit der höflichen Bitte, wieder so freundlich zu sein, und mir gelegentlich eine kurze Beschreibung des Skizzenblattes zukommen zu lassen. 2

Das Photo bitte ich für Ihre Sammlung zu behalten.

Indem ich mich schon im voraus für Ihre Freundlichkeit bestens dbedanke, zeichne ich,


Mit dem Ausdruck aller Hochachtung,
ganz ergebenst
[signed:] V A Heck

Blatt Beeth.
Z. 1–2 (rechts: „3 mal” 3 zu T. 117
haupt
[Z.] 1–5 übriger Inhalt Vorschläge nicht ausgef[ührt]
[Z.] 7 T. 50ff
[Z.] 89910,12 auf dem Schluß (219ff) Vorbereit[ung] an Rücktransposit[ion] der T. 99ff. in der Hauptt[onart]
[Z.] 16 – 160


{2} [written vertically, top LH side, reading upwards:] B. Sinf VI lezter Satz

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2015


ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AND ART
AUTOGRAPH DEALERS
V. A. HECK
VIENNA I, KÄRNTNERRING 12
____________________
CATALOGUES FREE ON REQUEST
____________________
AUSTRIAN POSTAL SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT 3. 845
TELEPHONE 51-2-61
WIENER BANKVEREIN, SEILERSTÄTTE BRANCH
Vienna I, Seilerstätte 15

VIENNA, November 24, 1928

Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8



Dear Professor, 1

I have just again been offered a Beethoven sketchleaf and am taking the liberty of sending you a photograph of it, with the polite request [that you] again be so kind as to let me have a brief description of the leaf at some point. 2

Please keep the photograph for your collection.

With my best thanks in advance for your kindness, I am,


With the highest expression of regard,
Most truly yours,
[signed:] V A Heck

Leaf Beethoven
Staves 1–2 (right [side]: „3 times” 3 [corresponds] to b. 117
main
[Staves] 1–5 remaining content[:] grace notes not written out
[Stave] 7 [corresponds to] bb. 50ff
[Staves] 89910,12 [relates] to the end [bb.] (219ff) preparation for transposition of bb. 99ff. back to the tonic
[Stave] 16 [corresponds to b.] 160


{2} [written vertically, top LH side, reading upwards:] Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, last movement

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2015


BUCH- UND KUNSTANTIQUARIAT
AUTOGRAPHEN-HANDLUNG
V. A. HECK
WIEN I, KÄRNTNERRING 12
____________________
KATALOGE AUF VERLANGEN GRATIS
____________________
ÖSTERR. POSTSPARK.-KTO. 3845
TELEPHON 51-2-61
WIENER BANKVEREIN, FILIALE SEILERSTÄTTE
Wien, I. Seilerstätte 15.

WIEN, am 24. November 1928.

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



Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Mir wird eben wieder ein Beethoven Skizzenblatt angeboten und ich erlaube mir, Ihnen eine Photographie desselben zuzuschicken mit der höflichen Bitte, wieder so freundlich zu sein, und mir gelegentlich eine kurze Beschreibung des Skizzenblattes zukommen zu lassen. 2

Das Photo bitte ich für Ihre Sammlung zu behalten.

Indem ich mich schon im voraus für Ihre Freundlichkeit bestens dbedanke, zeichne ich,


Mit dem Ausdruck aller Hochachtung,
ganz ergebenst
[signed:] V A Heck

Blatt Beeth.
Z. 1–2 (rechts: „3 mal” 3 zu T. 117
haupt
[Z.] 1–5 übriger Inhalt Vorschläge nicht ausgef[ührt]
[Z.] 7 T. 50ff
[Z.] 89910,12 auf dem Schluß (219ff) Vorbereit[ung] an Rücktransposit[ion] der T. 99ff. in der Hauptt[onart]
[Z.] 16 – 160


{2} [written vertically, top LH side, reading upwards:] B. Sinf VI lezter Satz

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2015


ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS AND ART
AUTOGRAPH DEALERS
V. A. HECK
VIENNA I, KÄRNTNERRING 12
____________________
CATALOGUES FREE ON REQUEST
____________________
AUSTRIAN POSTAL SAVINGS BANK ACCOUNT 3. 845
TELEPHONE 51-2-61
WIENER BANKVEREIN, SEILERSTÄTTE BRANCH
Vienna I, Seilerstätte 15

VIENNA, November 24, 1928

Prof. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8



Dear Professor, 1

I have just again been offered a Beethoven sketchleaf and am taking the liberty of sending you a photograph of it, with the polite request [that you] again be so kind as to let me have a brief description of the leaf at some point. 2

Please keep the photograph for your collection.

With my best thanks in advance for your kindness, I am,


With the highest expression of regard,
Most truly yours,
[signed:] V A Heck

Leaf Beethoven
Staves 1–2 (right [side]: „3 times” 3 [corresponds] to b. 117
main
[Staves] 1–5 remaining content[:] grace notes not written out
[Stave] 7 [corresponds to] bb. 50ff
[Staves] 89910,12 [relates] to the end [bb.] (219ff) preparation for transposition of bb. 99ff. back to the tonic
[Stave] 16 [corresponds to b.] 160


{2} [written vertically, top LH side, reading upwards:] Beethoven, Symphony No. 6, last movement

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2015

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/2, p. 3292, November 24, 1928: "Wir finden von Heck zwei Beethoven-Skizzenblätter vor, die ich sofort als zur VI. Sinfonie gehörend erkenne." ("We find two Beethoven sketch leaves, brought by Heck, which I immediately recognize as belonging to the Sixth Symphony.") As Heck's letter, and B/301 following, makes clear, there was only one sketchleaf: Schenker is mistakenly thinking that the two photographs sent by Heck, respectively of the recto and verso side of the leaf, represent two separate manuscripts.

2 The leaf is today Bonn, Beethovenhaus, HCB Mh 74. Schenker's photographs are preserved at OC B/303–304. Mh 74 belonged originally to the "Pastoral" Symphony sketchbook: see Douglas Johnson, Alan Tyson and Robert Winter, The Beethoven Sketchbooks: History, Reconstruction, Inventory, ed. Douglas Johnson (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1985), pp. 166–73.

3 The correct transcription is "3temal" ("3rd time").

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
1p letter, printed letterhead, typewritten date, recipient address, salutations, and message, holograph signature, ink and pencil annotations by Schenker on recto and 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: 2015-03-06
Last updated: 2012-09-26