J. G. COTTA’SCHE BUCHHANDLUNG NACHFOLGER
STUTTGART UND BERLIN

STUTTGART, den 9. Novbr 1905

Herrn Dr Heinrich Schenker Wien III
Reisnerstr 38


Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Für das freundliche Angebot Ihres Buches „Neue musikalische Theorien und Phantasien von einem Künstler 2 sagen wir Ihnen besten Dank. Zu unserem Bedauern müssen wir Ihnen indessen mitteilen, dass wir nicht in der Lage sind, uns um den Verlag der Arbeit zu bewerben, weil wir bereits allzusehr mit zahlreichen anderweitigen Unternehmungen beschäftigt sind.


Hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] J.G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017


SUCCESSORS TO J. G. COTTA'S BOOK DEALERSHIP
STUTTGART AND BERLIN

STUTTGART, November 9, 1905

Dr. Heinrich Schenker Vienna III
Reisnerstraße 38


Dear Sir, 1

Thank you very much for the kind proposal of your book New Musical Theories and Fantasies by an Artist 2 [contained] in your letter. We must however, with regret, inform you that we are not in a position to contend for the publication of the work because we are already over-extended with numerous other undertakings.


With kind regards,
[signed:] Successors to J. G. Cotta’s Book Dealership

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017


J. G. COTTA’SCHE BUCHHANDLUNG NACHFOLGER
STUTTGART UND BERLIN

STUTTGART, den 9. Novbr 1905

Herrn Dr Heinrich Schenker Wien III
Reisnerstr 38


Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Für das freundliche Angebot Ihres Buches „Neue musikalische Theorien und Phantasien von einem Künstler 2 sagen wir Ihnen besten Dank. Zu unserem Bedauern müssen wir Ihnen indessen mitteilen, dass wir nicht in der Lage sind, uns um den Verlag der Arbeit zu bewerben, weil wir bereits allzusehr mit zahlreichen anderweitigen Unternehmungen beschäftigt sind.


Hochachtungsvoll
[signed:] J.G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung Nachfolger

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017


SUCCESSORS TO J. G. COTTA'S BOOK DEALERSHIP
STUTTGART AND BERLIN

STUTTGART, November 9, 1905

Dr. Heinrich Schenker Vienna III
Reisnerstraße 38


Dear Sir, 1

Thank you very much for the kind proposal of your book New Musical Theories and Fantasies by an Artist 2 [contained] in your letter. We must however, with regret, inform you that we are not in a position to contend for the publication of the work because we are already over-extended with numerous other undertakings.


With kind regards,
[signed:] Successors to J. G. Cotta’s Book Dealership

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Footnotes

1 A carbon copy of this letter exists as CA 3, and a typed transcript by Oswald Jonas as OJ 59/9, [1], p. 1. — Schenker had already submitted his manuscript to Breitkopf & Härtel, and had received a rejection on September 6, 1905 (OJ 9/30, [36]). For possibilities that he had also already received rejections from Weinberger and Universal Edition, see Robert Wason, "From Harmonielehre to Harmony: Schenker's Theory of Harmony and Its Americanization," in Allan Cadwallader, ed., Essays from the Fourth International Schenker Symposium, vol. I (Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2008), p. 224, footnote 32.

2 = CA 1-2, November 8, 1905, containing the proposal.

Commentary

Format
1p letter, printed letterhead, stenographically written message, holograph signature
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-c.1942)--Ratz, Erwin (c.1942-c.1955)--Jonas, Oswald (c.1955-1978)--University of California, Riverside (1978--)
Rights Holder
Schiller-Nationalmuseum/Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Cotta Archiv (Stiftung der Stuttgarter Zeitung), Marbach am Neckar, Germany as representatives of J. G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung; in the public domain. Published here by kind permission.
License
Permission granted by the Cotta Archiv (Stiftung der Stuttgarter Zeitung) of the Schiller-Nationalmuseum/Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach am Neckar, Germany, on July 20, 2005. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk.

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Last updated: 2012-11-02