[UE: date stamp with pencil annotation:]
Eingegangen ......
Beantwortet 24. VI. 09
[UE stamp:]
3984


Sehr geehrter Herr Direktor! 1

Darf ich Sie außerdem bitten, mir die Edition 1) Br. & Härtel u. 2) Steingräber der „chromatischen Phant.“, die ich nicht kenne, einsenden zu wollen. (Die Ausgabe der Bach -Gesellschaft u. Peters ,’ auch Bülow , Busoni besitze ich selbst.) Ich will unverzüglich an die schöne, neue Aufgabe 2 gehen u. bitte daher um rasches Einsenden der [illeg] genannten Ausgaben, wie bei dieser Gelegenheit – der Ordnung halber – um die Bestätigung unserer Verabredung. Nach fertiggestellter Arbeit wird über Druck u.s.w. noch manches zu be[sp]rechen sein, ob z.B. der Text unten, wie bei Busoni , zu laufen hätte, oder eventuell anders u.s.w.?


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
I[h]r ergb
[signed:] H Schenker

23. 6. 09

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

[UE: date stamp with pencil annotation:]
Received ......
Answered 24. VI. 09
[UE stamp:]
3984


Dear Director, 1

May I in addition ask you kindly to send me the edition[s] 1) Breitkopf & Härtel and 2) Steingräber of the Chromatic Fantasy [ & Fugue ], with which I am not acquainted. (I own the edition[s] of the Bach Gesellschaft and Peters also Bülow, Busoni myself.) I will immediately set to work on my beautiful new assignment, 2 and therefore ask you to send the above-mentioned editions quickly, and also to take this opportunity ‒ as a formality ‒ of confirming our forthcoming meeting. After work has been completed, there will still be much to discuss about the printing, etc., whether, e.g., the text is to be placed underneath, as in Busoni, or perhaps in some other way, etc.?


With kind regards,
Your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

June 23, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

[UE: date stamp with pencil annotation:]
Eingegangen ......
Beantwortet 24. VI. 09
[UE stamp:]
3984


Sehr geehrter Herr Direktor! 1

Darf ich Sie außerdem bitten, mir die Edition 1) Br. & Härtel u. 2) Steingräber der „chromatischen Phant.“, die ich nicht kenne, einsenden zu wollen. (Die Ausgabe der Bach -Gesellschaft u. Peters ,’ auch Bülow , Busoni besitze ich selbst.) Ich will unverzüglich an die schöne, neue Aufgabe 2 gehen u. bitte daher um rasches Einsenden der [illeg] genannten Ausgaben, wie bei dieser Gelegenheit – der Ordnung halber – um die Bestätigung unserer Verabredung. Nach fertiggestellter Arbeit wird über Druck u.s.w. noch manches zu be[sp]rechen sein, ob z.B. der Text unten, wie bei Busoni , zu laufen hätte, oder eventuell anders u.s.w.?


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
I[h]r ergb
[signed:] H Schenker

23. 6. 09

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

[UE: date stamp with pencil annotation:]
Received ......
Answered 24. VI. 09
[UE stamp:]
3984


Dear Director, 1

May I in addition ask you kindly to send me the edition[s] 1) Breitkopf & Härtel and 2) Steingräber of the Chromatic Fantasy [ & Fugue ], with which I am not acquainted. (I own the edition[s] of the Bach Gesellschaft and Peters also Bülow, Busoni myself.) I will immediately set to work on my beautiful new assignment, 2 and therefore ask you to send the above-mentioned editions quickly, and also to take this opportunity ‒ as a formality ‒ of confirming our forthcoming meeting. After work has been completed, there will still be much to discuss about the printing, etc., whether, e.g., the text is to be placed underneath, as in Busoni, or perhaps in some other way, etc.?


With kind regards,
Your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

June 23, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

Footnotes

1 Writing of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary. This letter exhibits the state of euphoria that still prevailed from Schenker's April 1 meeting with Hertzka.

2 Schenker's use of "schön" is noteworthy here, since he previously spoke of the Well-tempered Clavier task as "beautiful" before changing the draft to "noble" ("würdig") in WSLB 31, December 21, 1908.

Commentary

Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, in the public domain
License
This document is deemed to have been 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 salutation, message, valediction, and signature, UE stamps with annotation
Provenance
Universal Edition Archive (document date-1976)—on permanent loan to the Wienbibliothek im Rathhaus (1976-)

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Last updated: 2010-03-01