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An die „Universal-Edition“! 1
Wien, I

Von Beethoven 's Sonata op. 78 erhielt ich die erste Ausgabe am 22. 6. 1923; hernach im J. 1924 erschien die Handschrift 2 u. ich verbesserte sofort den Text. Schon am 20. 3. 1924 habe ich die zweite Aufl. imprimiert. 3

Doch finde ich in meiner Sammlung kein Exemplar der zweiten, nach der Handschrift verbesserten Auflage. Würden Sie die Güte haben, mir ein solches Ex. zukommen zu lassen?

Ich wurden von vielen Seiten darüber gefragt, kann aber keine Auskunft geben.


Besten Dank im Voraus
u. mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] H Schenker

6. 10. 27

[UE date stamp, top right corner:]
eingegangen: 7. Okt. 1927
beantwortet: 10. 10. 27 [initialled]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

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To Universal Edition, 1
Vienna I

I received the first edition of Beethoven's Sonata Op. 78 on June 22, 1923; thereafter, in the year 1924, the autograph manuscript appeared, 2 and I immediately revised the text. As early as March 20, 1924 I gave the second edition my imprimatur. 3

However, I find no copy of the second edition, revised according to the autograph manuscript, in my collection. Would you be so kind as to have a copy of this sent to me?

I have been asked about this by many people, but am unable to give any information.


With many thanks in anticipation,
and with kind regards,
[signed:] H. Schenker

October 6, 1927

[UE date stamp, top right corner:]
received: Oct 7, 1927
answered: 10. 10. 27 [initialled]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

W 250 / L 70
23/300. / UE19[?23]



An die „Universal-Edition“! 1
Wien, I

Von Beethoven 's Sonata op. 78 erhielt ich die erste Ausgabe am 22. 6. 1923; hernach im J. 1924 erschien die Handschrift 2 u. ich verbesserte sofort den Text. Schon am 20. 3. 1924 habe ich die zweite Aufl. imprimiert. 3

Doch finde ich in meiner Sammlung kein Exemplar der zweiten, nach der Handschrift verbesserten Auflage. Würden Sie die Güte haben, mir ein solches Ex. zukommen zu lassen?

Ich wurden von vielen Seiten darüber gefragt, kann aber keine Auskunft geben.


Besten Dank im Voraus
u. mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] H Schenker

6. 10. 27

[UE date stamp, top right corner:]
eingegangen: 7. Okt. 1927
beantwortet: 10. 10. 27 [initialled]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

W 250 / L 70
23/300. / UE19[?23]



To Universal Edition, 1
Vienna I

I received the first edition of Beethoven's Sonata Op. 78 on June 22, 1923; thereafter, in the year 1924, the autograph manuscript appeared, 2 and I immediately revised the text. As early as March 20, 1924 I gave the second edition my imprimatur. 3

However, I find no copy of the second edition, revised according to the autograph manuscript, in my collection. Would you be so kind as to have a copy of this sent to me?

I have been asked about this by many people, but am unable to give any information.


With many thanks in anticipation,
and with kind regards,
[signed:] H. Schenker

October 6, 1927

[UE date stamp, top right corner:]
received: Oct 7, 1927
answered: 10. 10. 27 [initialled]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Writing of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary.

2 A facsimile of the Sonata Op. 78 had been published at the end of the previous year (Munich: Drei Masken Verlag, 1923). Schenker records being shown a copy of it by Otto Erich Deutsch on February 1, 1924, and feeling delight that it confirmed one of his hunches. He then had it on loan from Deutsch from February 4, returning it on the 18th, collected a copy of his first edition from UE the same day, received proofs of the revised edition on the 21st and returned them to UE on the 22nd, inspecting the new corrections on March 20 (diary, OJ 3/6, pp. 2629, 2630, 2636, 2637, 2646).

3 Illegible annotation in left margin at this point, probably in Schenker's hand.

Commentary

Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, in the public domain
License
This document is deemed to be in the public domain as of January 1, 2006. All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. 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
1p letter, holograph message and signature, UE date stamp with handwritten annotation initialled
Provenance
Universal Edition Archive (document date-1976)—on permanent loan to the Wienbibliothek im Rathhaus (1976-)

Digital version created: 2012-07-23