{recto}
[All in a decorated ruleframe]

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

An die J. G. Cotta'sche Bchd-Nfg.
Stuttgart

[postmark:] || 10/2 WIEN 76 | -1. V. 10 XII | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Wenn es irgend möglich ist, 2 mir in Bälde die ganz wenigen restierenden letzten Fahnen zukommen zu lassen, so wäre ich dafür ganz besonders verpflichtet! Ich habe die dringendsten Gründe, 3 vor Juli mit den Halbband fertig zu werden. Nochmals bestens im Vorhinein dankend


zeichne hochachtungsvoll ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

1. V. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated ruleframe]

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

To the Heirs to the J. G. Cotta Book Dealership
Stuttgart

[postmark:] || 10/2 VIENNA 76 | -1. V. 10 XII | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Dear Sir! 1

I should be greatly indebted to you if there were 2 any possibility of your arranging for the last handful of remaining galley-proofs to be sent to me in the near future. I have the most pressing reason 3 for being finished with the half-volume by July. Once again thanking you in advance,


I remain, with kind regards, your
[signed:] H. Schenker

May 1, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated ruleframe]

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

An die J. G. Cotta'sche Bchd-Nfg.
Stuttgart

[postmark:] || 10/2 WIEN 76 | -1. V. 10 XII | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Wenn es irgend möglich ist, 2 mir in Bälde die ganz wenigen restierenden letzten Fahnen zukommen zu lassen, so wäre ich dafür ganz besonders verpflichtet! Ich habe die dringendsten Gründe, 3 vor Juli mit den Halbband fertig zu werden. Nochmals bestens im Vorhinein dankend


zeichne hochachtungsvoll ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

1. V. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2019

{recto}
[All in a decorated ruleframe]

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

To the Heirs to the J. G. Cotta Book Dealership
Stuttgart

[postmark:] || 10/2 VIENNA 76 | -1. V. 10 XII | [illeg] ||

{verso}

Dear Sir! 1

I should be greatly indebted to you if there were 2 any possibility of your arranging for the last handful of remaining galley-proofs to be sent to me in the near future. I have the most pressing reason 3 for being finished with the half-volume by July. Once again thanking you in advance,


I remain, with kind regards, your
[signed:] H. Schenker

May 1, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2019

Footnotes

1 Writing of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary. The diary records at OJ 1/9, p. 112, April 13, 1910: "Nachmittag 3h. macht mir Prof. Rettich , den ich zufällig auf der Strasse treffe, Hoffnung auf Baron Alph .’ Förderung auch des II2 . ("3 o'clock in the afternoon: Prof. Rettich, whom I encounter by chance on the street, gives me hope for Baron Alphons's support of Counterpoint 2 as well."). Alphons Rothschild had paid the publication costs of Harmonielehre and Counterpoint 1, and Schenker was hoping that this patronage would continue for future Cotta publications; Professor Rettich was his private secretary and adviser.

2 ist ... wäre: mixture of indicative and subjunctive voice rendered all subjunctive in translation.

3 i.e. his departure for Summer holidays (recorded in Schenker's diary, OC 1/5, p.118, July 3, 1910).

Commentary

Format
Printed postcard: holograph sender and recipient addresses, recto; holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature verso
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker, deemed to be in the public domain
License
Deemed to be in the public domain. All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. 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
Provenance
J.G. Cotta’sche Nachfolger/Stuttgarter Zeitung (document date-c.1954); Cotta-Archiv (Stiftung der Stuttgarter Zeitung), Schiller-Nationalmuseum, Marbach am Neckar, Germany (c.1954-)

Digital version created: 2019-11-10
Last updated: 2012-11-02