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

STUTTGART, den 2. Juni 1908.

Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III. Reisnerstr. 38

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 1

Wir erhielten beifolgende Karte des Herrn Rudolf M. Breithausen 2 in Charlottenburg Knesebeckstraße 88III und bitten Sie uns freundliche Mitteilung, ob wir in diesem und etwaigen künftigen Fällen Ihren Namen bekannt geben dürfen. 3 Dies ist ja bereits in der Besprechung Ihres Buches geschehen, welche das Neue Wiener Tagblatt am 18. d.M. 4 brachte; doch ist uns nicht bekannt, ob dies in Ihrem Sinne war, weshalb wir uns die obige Anfrage erlauben.


Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] J. G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlg. Nachf.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017


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

STUTTGART, June 2, 1908

Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III, Reisnerstraße 38

Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

We have received the enclosed postcard from Mr. Rudolf M. Breithausen 2 in Charlottenburg, Knesebeckstraße 88III and should be glad to know from you whether in this and possible future cases we ought to divulge your name. 3 This has in fact already happened in the review of your book published in the Neues Wiener Tagblatt on the 18th of last month; 4 but we are unclear whether you had this in mind, hence we take the liberty of making the above inquiry.


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 2. Juni 1908.

Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien III. Reisnerstr. 38

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor! 1

Wir erhielten beifolgende Karte des Herrn Rudolf M. Breithausen 2 in Charlottenburg Knesebeckstraße 88III und bitten Sie uns freundliche Mitteilung, ob wir in diesem und etwaigen künftigen Fällen Ihren Namen bekannt geben dürfen. 3 Dies ist ja bereits in der Besprechung Ihres Buches geschehen, welche das Neue Wiener Tagblatt am 18. d.M. 4 brachte; doch ist uns nicht bekannt, ob dies in Ihrem Sinne war, weshalb wir uns die obige Anfrage erlauben.


Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] J. G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlg. Nachf.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2017


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

STUTTGART, June 2, 1908

Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Vienna III, Reisnerstraße 38

Dear Dr. [Schenker], 1

We have received the enclosed postcard from Mr. Rudolf M. Breithausen 2 in Charlottenburg, Knesebeckstraße 88III and should be glad to know from you whether in this and possible future cases we ought to divulge your name. 3 This has in fact already happened in the review of your book published in the Neues Wiener Tagblatt on the 18th of last month; 4 but we are unclear whether you had this in mind, hence we take the liberty of making the above inquiry.


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

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2017

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary. Cotta's carbon copy, with canceled and illegible pencil annotation in top margin, is CA78.

2 Schenker underlines "Breithausen" and writes in the left margin "soll heißen Breithaupt" ("name should be 'Breithaupt'").

3 Harmonielehre was first published anonymously in 1906, as "by an artist"; Schenker's name appeared on the title-page for the 1910 edition, after Kontrapunkt I had been published with his name.

4 i.e. May 18, 1908 (unsigned): preserved in OC 2/p. 20, item 5 (on two sheets). Schenker's identity is not disclosed in the text of the review: he is referred to always as "Der Verfasser" ("the author"), and the review concludes with "es sind eben Phantasien, aber die eines Künstlers!" ("they are precisely fantasies, but those of an artist!"). It is possible that his name was disclosed in a footnote.

Commentary

Format
1p letter, Bogen format, printed letterhead, stenographic salutation, message, and valediction, 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.

Digital version created: 2017-09-14
Last updated: 2012-11-02