Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Als ich meinen letzten Brief an Sie absandte, 2 waren meine Colli noch unterwegs, u. ich bin daher genötigt, heute die Seitenzahlen zu berichtigen, die ich dort irrtümlich angegenben habe: ich möchte Sie nämlich bitten, das „Vorwort“ in II1 bis pag. XXIII (!) zu lesen, u. der damit gegebenen Situation Rechnung zu tragen. 3


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

15. 9. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Dear Sir, 1

As I sent my last letter off to you, 2 my packages were still in transit, and I need therefore today to correct the page-count, which I gave incorrectly there. I should like specifically to ask you to read the "Foreword" to vol. II/1 as far as p. XXIII (!), and to take the situation given there into account. 3


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

September 15, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019



Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Als ich meinen letzten Brief an Sie absandte, 2 waren meine Colli noch unterwegs, u. ich bin daher genötigt, heute die Seitenzahlen zu berichtigen, die ich dort irrtümlich angegenben habe: ich möchte Sie nämlich bitten, das „Vorwort“ in II1 bis pag. XXIII (!) zu lesen, u. der damit gegebenen Situation Rechnung zu tragen. 3


Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

15. 9. 10.

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Dear Sir, 1

As I sent my last letter off to you, 2 my packages were still in transit, and I need therefore today to correct the page-count, which I gave incorrectly there. I should like specifically to ask you to read the "Foreword" to vol. II/1 as far as p. XXIII (!), and to take the situation given there into account. 3


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

September 15, 1910

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

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

2 His last letter was presumably CA 121-122, September 10, in which he set out his ideas for the Handbibliothek, acknowledged in OJ 12/27, [12], September 14.

3 Pp. VII‒XXIII (transl. pp. xvii‒xxv) contain an outspoken polemic against what Schenker regarded as the deplorable state of contemporary music theory, teaching, and technique.

Commentary

Format
1p letter, holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature
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: 2019-11-12
Last updated: 2012-11-02