{recto}
[All in a green decorated rule-frame:]

[Absender:] H Schenker
III., Reisnerstr. 38.

[An:] Herrn Direktor Emil Hertzka
I. Wipplingerstr. 32
„Universal-Edition“

[postmark:] || WIEN 1/1 | 2 ‒ N‒1 VII 09 | *CR*‒r ||

{verso}

Sehr geehrter Herr Direktor! 1

Ich habe vor, spätestens Samstag, den 3. d.M., nach Tirol abzureisen, u. bitte Sie daher zu veranlassen, daß mir die 1.) Ed. Steingräber u. 2.) Br.& H. + 3.) Röntgen (in puncto der „Chrom. Fantasie“!) 2 so bald als möglich geschickt würden. Und endlich noch Eines: Würden Sie die besondere Liebenswürdigkeit haben, mir ein Exemplar der jüngsten „Harmonielehre“ Ihres Verlages (von Dr. Stöhr), 3 die mir Dr. Brünauer gezeigt hat, zu schicken?

Also Eile!


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

1. 7. 09

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2006, 2016

{recto}
[All in a green decorated rule-frame:]

[From:] H. Schenker
[Vienna] III, Reisnerstraße 38

[To:] Director Emil Hertzka
[Vienna] I, Wipplingerstraße 32
Universal Edition

[postmark:] || VIENNA 1/1 | 2 ‒ N‒1 VII 09 | *CR*‒r ||

{verso}

Dear Director, 1

I envision departing for the Tyrol at the latest on Saturday, the 3rd of this month, and therefore ask whether you would arrange for the editions of 1) Steingräber and 2) Breitkopf & Härtel + 3) Röntgen (with regard to the Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue !) 2 to be sent to me as soon as possible. And finally, one more thing: Would you be so very kind as to send me a copy of the latest Theory of Harmony from your publishing house (by Dr. Stöhr), 3 which Dr. Brünauer has shown me?

So hurry up!


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

July 1, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2006, 2016

{recto}
[All in a green decorated rule-frame:]

[Absender:] H Schenker
III., Reisnerstr. 38.

[An:] Herrn Direktor Emil Hertzka
I. Wipplingerstr. 32
„Universal-Edition“

[postmark:] || WIEN 1/1 | 2 ‒ N‒1 VII 09 | *CR*‒r ||

{verso}

Sehr geehrter Herr Direktor! 1

Ich habe vor, spätestens Samstag, den 3. d.M., nach Tirol abzureisen, u. bitte Sie daher zu veranlassen, daß mir die 1.) Ed. Steingräber u. 2.) Br.& H. + 3.) Röntgen (in puncto der „Chrom. Fantasie“!) 2 so bald als möglich geschickt würden. Und endlich noch Eines: Würden Sie die besondere Liebenswürdigkeit haben, mir ein Exemplar der jüngsten „Harmonielehre“ Ihres Verlages (von Dr. Stöhr), 3 die mir Dr. Brünauer gezeigt hat, zu schicken?

Also Eile!


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

1. 7. 09

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2006, 2016

{recto}
[All in a green decorated rule-frame:]

[From:] H. Schenker
[Vienna] III, Reisnerstraße 38

[To:] Director Emil Hertzka
[Vienna] I, Wipplingerstraße 32
Universal Edition

[postmark:] || VIENNA 1/1 | 2 ‒ N‒1 VII 09 | *CR*‒r ||

{verso}

Dear Director, 1

I envision departing for the Tyrol at the latest on Saturday, the 3rd of this month, and therefore ask whether you would arrange for the editions of 1) Steingräber and 2) Breitkopf & Härtel + 3) Röntgen (with regard to the Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue !) 2 to be sent to me as soon as possible. And finally, one more thing: Would you be so very kind as to send me a copy of the latest Theory of Harmony from your publishing house (by Dr. Stöhr), 3 which Dr. Brünauer has shown me?

So hurry up!


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

July 1, 1909

© Translation Ian Bent, 2006, 2016

Footnotes

1 Schenker records in his diary at OJ 1/8, p. 102, for July 6, 1909: "Nach Steinach" ("To Steinach"), his vacation resort that year in the Tyrol, and wrote postcards from there the next day to Cotta (CA 103) and Moriz Violin (OJ 7/4). Very significantly, he records ibid., July 19: "Ankunft J.K." ("Arrival of J[eanette] K[ornfeld]") — i.e. his future wife, who was to leave her husband and come to be with Schenker on September 30, 1910. Presumably she came (as in some previous years) with her family.

2 These three editions were requested by Schenker on June 23, 1909 (WSLB 39) and June 26 (WSLB 40).

3 Richard Stöhr: Praktischer Leitfaden der Harmonielehre, UE 2013 (Vienna: UE, 1908), a copy of which existed in Schenker's private library at his death (catalogue Musik und Theater: Enthaltend die Bibliothek des Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Wien [Vienna: Hinterberger], item 288). In 1913, the 3rd enlarged and revised edition was advertised with the note "The work has now already appeared in its third edition in less than two years. Adopted for use in the curriculum of the Imperial-Royal Academy of Music in Vienna [the new title of the Vienna Conservatory] and many other educational establishments." (OC Scores, No.26, single-page ad in Schenker's Die letzten fünf Sonaten von Beethoven, Op. 109).

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
[recto not supplied]: holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, UE stamp verso
Provenance
Universal Edition Archive (document date-1976)—on permanent loan to the Wienbibliothek im Rathhaus (1976-)

Digital version created: 2016-09-13
Last updated: 2010-03-04